MI vs CSK: Why is Jofra Archer Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match? Check MI Playing XI

Published on: Apr 8, 2023 7:36 pm IST|Updated on: Apr 8, 2023 7:51 pm IST

Jofra Archer Not Playing MI vs CSK IPL 2023

The big news update coming from the Mumbai Indians (MI) camp is that their premier overseas fast bowler Jofra Archer is not playing their second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2023) season against arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. It will be really important for the Mumbai Indians to make a strong fightback in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League as they ended up losing their opening game against Royal Challengers Bangalore by a comprehensive margin of 8 wickets.

MI vs CSK: Why is Jofra Archer Not Playing Today’s IPL 2023 Match?

After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, the Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma revealed that their premier speedster Jofra Archer is not part of the MI Playing 11 in this important MI vs CSK IPL 2023 match. Rohit further mentioned that the England pace bowler is out only as a precautionary measure as the Mumbai Indians have already lost two fast bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah and Jhye Richardson for the entire IPL 2023 season due to injury concerns. Archer made his Mumbai Indians debut during the last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore, but he failed to pick up a single wicket and conceded a total of 33 runs in his quota of four overs.

“We would have bowled first too. It’s a good pitch, always a good pitch to bat. Always something in it for the bowlers. We just have to play good cricket. We have been really well in the last few days, spoke about what went wrong in our last game in Bangalore, hopefully we can get the result tonight. Unfortunately we have got an injury, I would not call it an injury but it is just a precaution – Jofra is not playing, we have got the other guys. It is a great feeling to be back at the Wankhede. The crowds have always been loud, look forward to playing in front of our home crowd,” said Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma during the toss.

MI Playing XI

1. Rohit Sharma (C)
2. Ishan Kishan (wk)
3. Suryakumar Yadav
4. Tilak Varma
5. Cameron Green
6. Tim David
7. Tristan Stubbs

8. Hrithik Shokeen
9. Jason Behrendorff
10. Piyush Chawla
11. Arshad Khan

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Jofra Archer IPL 2023 Price

Despite Jofra Archer’s unavailability for the entire IPL 2022 season due to injury concerns, the Mumbai Indians surprisingly acquired England’s premier speedster in the mega auction for INR 8 Crore. Despite knowing about Archer’s limited availability, MI team management made the strategic decision to invest in the talented bowler, anticipating his return to full fitness for future seasons.

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