Jofra Archer ruled out of PSL:
Jofra Archer, West-Indies all-rounder has been ruled out of the ongoing third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to a side strain.
Archer catapulted into fame after performing consistently well in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Hobart Hurricanes this season and was one of the most sought-after uncapped players of IPL.
After exceptional BBL season, he was bought by Rajasthan Royals for Rs. 7.2 crore in the auction, but his appearance in the star-studded IPL remains doubtful due to his injury.
Currently, he is playing the PSL for Quetta Gladiators, but the franchise has confirmed his absence from the rest of the tournament.
— Quetta Gladiators (@TeamQuetta) March 2, 2018
Australia’s Ben Laughlin has been called in as a cover for Archer.
Archer was signed by English county team Sussex in 2016. He concluded the 2017 County Championship season as their leading wicket-taker in Division Two.
After having a great run in the county, the West Indies pacer joined Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL. He claimed a double-wicket maiden against the Melbourne Renegades in his debut match.
Would Rajasthan Royals be looking for a replacement?
The 22-year old who is a known name in the T20 leagues around the world would be featuring for the first time in the IPL. Rajasthan Royals, the team returning after serving a two-year suspension bought him for a colossal price, but now his presence remains doubtful.
Uncapped Jofra Archer waits for England Jersey:
Jofra Archer quoted in an interview,” I was disappointed with the West Indies, so that helped me with my decision to come and try to play for England.”
Despite Archer’s father being a British, he would have to wait till 2022 to earn a national call from England as ECB’s new rules demand him to complete 7 years of residence period.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 10, 2018