IPL 2018: Fit-Again Jofra Archer Set to Join Rajasthan Royals’ Camp Soon
A fit-again Jofra Archer is all set to join Rajasthan Royals in the coming week, as per a report in Sportstar.
The all-rounder from West Indies, who is currently trying to make himself eligible to play for England, suffered a side strain and was ruled out of the PSL.
It also put his participation in the IPL in jeopardy. The all-rounder flew back home and was facing a race against time to be fit. As per the reports, he will soon be fit and will join the team’s camp.
Rajasthan Royals purchased Jofra Archer for a huge amount of Rs 7.20 Crore. He impressed in the Big Bash League while playing for Hobart Hurricanes, which led to him earning a huge contract. The 23-year-old player has played 20 first-class and 10 List A games till now.
He has also played 41 T20 contests in which he has scored 195 runs and has scalped 50 wickets.
Meanwhile, Ben Stokes, a member of Rajasthan Royals, will have a late arrival in the team’s camp. He is currently in New Zealand playing the Test series against the hosts.
Rajasthan Royals franchise is making a comeback in the T20 league after two years. The franchise has also confirmed the replacement for Steven Smith. Heinrich Klaasen, the South African batsman, has been roped in to replace Smith.
Rajasthan Royals will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in their opening contest on April 9 in Hyderabad.
Squad: Ben Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror
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