Mumbai Indians have suffered a major setback in the middle of the tournament. Fast bowler Jofra Archer’s fitness concerns are not over and so he will return to his home for rehab. In this way, Jofra Archer has been out of the rest of the IPL. Five-time IPL champions Mumbai Indians have roped in English all-rounder Chris Jordan as a replacement for Jofra Archer.
Jordan made his IPL debut in 2016 and has taken 28 wickets in 27 matches so far. The fast bowler has taken 87 wickets in 20 T96 Internationalmatches. Mumbai Indians have added Chris Jordan to his base price of Rs 2 crore.
“Jofra Archer’s recovery and fitness are being continuously monitored by the ECB. The fast bowler will return home to focus on his rehabilitation. ”
To recall, Jofra Archer was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 2022 crore in the IPL 8 mega auction. Then Jofra Archer was injured, but he was bought keeping in mind IPL 2023.
Jofra Archer played 2023 matches for Mumbai Indians in IPL 5, taking only two wickets. He spent runs with an economy of 9.50. Looking at Archer’s overall IPL career, he has taken 40 wickets in 48 matches.
Bad condition of Mumbai Indians
The impact of the lack of veteran fast bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer is clearly visible on the performance of Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians, led by Rohit Sharma, have played 10 matches so far in the current IPL, winning five of them and are in eighth place in the points table. Mumbai Indians will play their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.