Jofra Archer is going to miss the three-match ODI series against India due to an elbow injury. Moreover, the England pacer will also miss the first half of IPL 2021 due to the recovery. The right-arm pacer Archer played all the 5 T20I matches against India. He took 7 wickets in 5 games and was the highest wicket-taker for England.
Jofra Archer’s absence in the first half of IPL 2021 will be a big blow to Rajasthan Royals. Jofra Archer is Rajasthan Royals’ leading bowler who leads the pace attack against the opposition. Archer was the highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 with 20 wickets in 14 matches. Overall, he was the 7th highest wicket-taker in IPL 2020.
In Jofra Archer’s absence, Rajasthan Royals will have to find a good replacement who can bear the responsibility for the team. There are many pace bowlers who went unsold in IPL 2021 auction. Some of these can a good replacement for Jofra Archer in IPL 2021. Here we look at 5 players who can replace Jofra Archer in Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Replace Jofra Archer In Rajasthan Royals (RR)
Morne Morkel went unsold in IPL 2021 auction. The South African pacer had Rs. 1.5 crore base price but no franchisee showed any interest in the bowler. The 36-year-old Morkel has a lot of experience in IPL. He last played in IPL 2016. In total, he has played 70 matches in IPL and grabbed 77 wickets. Morne Morkel played for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2009 and IPL 2010.
He was part of Delhi Daredevils from IPL 2011 to IPL 2013. From IPL 2014 to IPL 2016, Morkel played for Kolkata Knight Riders. With his experience, Morkel can be a good replacement for Jofra Archer.