Jofra Archer was roped in by Mumbai Indians at the IPL 2022 mega auction as they spent 8 crores to acquire him. The franchise went after him despite knowing about his recent injury concerns and the fact that there is no replacement available for him in case he gets injured again or leaves the season midway.
Mumbai Indians co-owner also said that Jofra Archer will be available from IPL 2023 with the franchise and that is when all the cricket fans can see the two reputed bowlers bowling together. Archer is very much a replacement for Trent Boult whom Mumbai could not add to their team. The left-arm, pacer was picked by Rajasthan Royals.
Jofra Archer To Be Available From IPL 2023: Mumbai Indians Co-Owner, Aakash Ambani
Jofra Archer Bought By Mumbai Indians For INR 8 Crores In The IPL 2022 Mega Auction“Jofra Archer was a player who Mahela gave his first professional debut to. We’ve been thinking about it ever since. This year, he won’t be with us, but next year, Jofra and Boom will be great together” said Aakash Ambani.
Meanwhile, Zaheer Khan, Director of Cricket Operations of the Mumbai Indians, said that he is eagerly waiting to see the two bowlers bowling in tandem in the IPL. Both bowlers have pace and can clock over 140kph regularly. Archer can even touch the 150kph mark on occasions making it almost impossible for opposition batsmen to face him.
“You are eagerly waiting for the partnership to go on the field and so am I. To see two legendary fast bowlers bowling in tandem and I’m glad that it seems possible and will be worth the wait,” concluded Zaheer Khan.
Ishan Kishan was Mumbai’s most expensive buy at the auction. The franchise shelled out 15.25 crores to acquire his services again. As per as Jofra Archer’s IPL numbers are concerned, he has 46 wickets in 35 IPL matches with a best of 3/15 at an economy of 7.13. Archer was also the Most Valuable Player in IPL 2020.