The injuries ahead of the crucial tournament always hurt the players when in proper form. The tours after the lockdown have been lengthy and stressful due to the bio-bubble. There have been a lot of matches happening after the opening of the economy. England, as well as the Indian team, have been busy touring different countries for the past 3-4 months. The England team toured South Africa in December, Sri Lanka in January, and then came to India to play full-fledged series. The Indian team toured Australia for playing the all-format series right after the IPL. All these series happened amid the strict bio-bubble protocols. The bio-bubble protocol certainly puts your mind under stress and the matches have been happening without a break that has caused injuries to players.
Rajasthan Royals have suffered a big blow in the upcoming season. Jofra has been ruled out of the season, as he has to undergo surgery on his right hand, which will most likely make him miss the entire season for the Rajasthan team. The right-arm speed-house had an issue with his right elbow and declared himself unfit for the subsequent ODI series in the sub-continent. The surgical procedure on Archer’s elbow is scheduled to happen on the 29th of March, so he could recover during the planned break following his elbow injection. Jofra is the main bowler of the team, and his unavailability will have to make Rajasthan look for a talented replacement in place of him.
The absence of Jofra Archer will hit Rajasthan Royals hard as he emerged as the player of the tournament in IPL 2020. To fill his boots, the team surely has a mix of youngsters as well as experienced players.
In the Indian unit, Kartik Tyagi was impressive in the last season and along with him Jaydev Undadkat has been expensive in terms of economic rate but has good experience across all the formats.
In the overseas unit, the team has newly recruited Chris Morris who has been a part of the IPL for many years. While the other bowlers like Mustafizur Rahman and Andrew Tye have been good performers in the IPL as well.
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