Jofra Archer lands Mumbai Indians via $1.48m bid despite injury

An elbow injury is set to rule out Jofra Archer for the entire Indian Premier League this year, but the Mumbai Indians quickly clinched England with a bid of $1.48million in a bold move.

IPL contract rules will ensure Archer won’t get paid if he doesn’t play a game this season, but Mumbai’s willingness to lure the pacesetter with a huge sum of money points to the critical role that they think he can play for the last two years. of his contract, in 2023 and 2024.

Mumbai are not allowed to replace Archer with a substitute player despite his unavailability, regardless of how long he is out of play.

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An elbow injury that required surgery sidelined Archer for almost 12 months, ruling him out of the T20 World Cup and the Australian Ashes tour of England.

Mumbai, led by Indian blaster master Rohit Sharma and coached by Sri Lankan big hitter Mahela Jayawardene, was clearly drawn to Archer’s ability to play 150 kilometers per hour and his deadly short ball.

It’s mouth-watering to think of the prospect of Archer and Indian superstar Jasprit Bumrah teaming up as Mumbai’s newest pair of ballers as Archer is set to return.

“We had discussed his name in pre-auction meetings but confirmed our plans… after being evaluated over all the other fast bowlers,” said Archer Indian owner Akash Ambani.

“Of course he’s not available this year, but we believe in the best of him, and when he’s fit and available, I think with Bumrah he’ll make a great partnership.”

Archer has taken 46 wickets at 9:33 p.m. across 35 IPL matches.

He played with the Rajasthan Royals between 2018 and 2020.

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