Rajasthan Royals still hopeful of Jofra Archer playing in IPL
Though Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka as well as the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Rajasthan Royals are still hopeful of receiving services of the star England pacer.
From their officail Twitter handle, Royals authority informed that they are working with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) regarding the Archer issue.
“We’re working with the ECB to help Jofra Archer secure a speedy recovery, and still hope to see him in a Royals jersey this season,” they said.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) February 6, 2020
Meanwhile Archer also tweeted, saying that he “aims to be back soon.”
Earlier the news broke out on Thursday (February 6) that Archer has been ruled out of England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka and the upcoming IPL which begins on March 28.
Following England’s opening Test against South Africa at Centurion last month, Archer sustained a bone stress injury to his right elbow and was was ruled out of the final three matches of the four-match series which Joe Root’s team won 3-1.
He had to undergo further scans on his injured right elbow on Wednesday in the UK. The reports confirmed a low grade stress fracture, ECB stated in a statement.
“He will now commence an injury rehabilitation program with the ECB medical team with a view to be ready for the international summer campaign starting in June against the West Indies in a three-match Test series,” they also added.
Archer, 25, made 11 appearances for Rajasthan Royals last season, scalping 11 wickets. In 2018, he had fared much better, picking up 15 wickets from 10 matches.