The preparations for the second leg of the IPL 2021 is underway. The tournament will commence in September and witness the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, the Rajasthan Royals franchise, which was hoping to get Jofra Archer back in the squad during the UAE leg, will have to play without the English pacer. Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the field for the entire year due to an elbow injury.
Archer played a five-match T20I series against India in March this year. Post the away series, the right-arm pacer was ruled out of the ODI series against India due to an elbow issue.
Later, he was also ruled out of IPL 2021’s first leg due to injury. He underwent surgery but unfortunately will not be able to participate in IPL 2021 second leg.
Hence, Rajasthan Royals will need to induct a powerful pacer in the playing XI to replace Jofra Archer. Here we talk about 5 players who can replace Jofra Archer in the Rajasthan Royals playing XI in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players Who Can Replace Jofra Archer In Playing XI For Rajasthan Royals
5. Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye is the first pacer who can replace Jofra Archer in Rajasthan Royal’s playing XI. Tye missed most of the matches in IPL 2021 first leg as he left the tournament midway due to bubble fatigue issues. However, the Australian pacer will mostly play in the second leg of IPL 2021.
Tye was the highest wicket-taker in IPL 2018 with wickets in 14 matches. So far in the tournament, Tye has picked 40 wickets in 27 matches at an average of 21.80 and an economy rate of 8.46.