Jofra Archer set to be fit for IPL 2023
Jofra Archer (Source: Twitter)
In an encouraging news coming for five time IPL champions Mumbai Indians, English spearhead Jofra Archer is about to make a comeback in professional cricket. The 27-year-old has been dealing with injuries for quite some time, earlier with elbow and then, let down by stress fracture ruling him out from entirety of 2022.
However, the positive update that has been doing rounds is him returning to the fold early next year in 2023 which could be a massive boost for his international side England.
His IPL franchise Mumbai Indians invested INR 8 Crores on him during the 2022 auction despite knowing that he would not be available for the season. Playing another big gamble, MI decided to retain him before the next edition to be played in India.
Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if ECB permits the right-armer to participate in the cash-rich extravaganza knowing he could be in for about straining 2-3 months.
As published by Cricbuzz, the Barbados born is in UAE completing his rehab with the England Lions team.
What ECB spokesperson said
"He is currently in the UAE with the England Lions team and is continuing his rehab. He is making excellent progress and the view is that he will be looking to play competitively again during the early part of 2023."
Meanwhile, he has been looked after by coach Jon Lewis in the English Lions Camp and will be staying with them until next week. Also, he has been working with English ace-pacer James Anderson, before the Test specialist departs for Pakistan series.