MI Cape Town Signs Jofra Archer As The Wild Card Entry
By CricShots - Nov 24, 2022 12:19 pm
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SA20 franchise MI Cape Town, owned by Indian Premier League’s Mumbai Indians, have bought the services of the fiery English fast bowler, Jofra Archer as their wildcard pick for the inaugural edition of the tournament. Archer marked his return to competitive cricket after completely recovering from his elbow injury which had kept him out of action since July 2021.

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As Jofra Archer got back to the game by playing for the England Lions on Wednesday, November 23, MI Cape Town wasted no time in making the big announcement. It should be recalled that the renowned bowler is already a member of the IPL’s Mumbai Indians. At the mega auction for the previous edition of the IPL, Archer was purchased for a whopping INR 8 crores.

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England Lions and England are currently playing a three-day game at the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi, with an aim to select a strong squad for their upcoming Test series against Pakistan. MI Cape Town made the announcement on their official Twitter handle as they captioned the post saying: “@JofraArcher, welcome to Cape Town. @SA20_League wild card pick.”

In order to enhance his performance in red-ball cricket, Jofra Archer is currently practicing under the guidance of former English cricketer and coach Jon Lewis and closely collaborating with legendary, and experienced England fast bowler, James Anderson. Though there hasn’t been official news of his return, he is expected to play in the main squad for the Pakistan Tests.

Jofra Archer was seen bowling in the nets as England is preparing for the Test series against Pakistan. Archer was seen steaming in and dishing out an effortless delivery. He is continuing his rehabilitation in the UAE with the England Lions squad.

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“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,” an ECB spokesperson was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz a few days ago.