Rajasthan Royals pacer Jofra Archer is all set to miss the ODI series against India and the first half of the IPL due to an elbow injury he sustained during the ongoing away series against India. Jofra Archer was retained by the franchise ahead of the player auction last December.
The pacer who has represented Rajasthan Royals in 35 matches has picked up 46 wickets at an average of 21.32 and has been the backbone of the Royals franchise since 2018 alongside the likes of Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes.
But with Jofra Archer likely to be ruled out of this year’s IPL season, let’s explore the options Rajasthan Royals could look at as a replacement for the fiery English pacer.
Let’s take a look at three players who can replace Jofra Archer for the first half of IPL 2021:
The left-arm pacer who last featured for the Mumbai Indians during IPL 2019 could be an interesting replacement for Jofra Archer if the pacer opts to miss the entire IPL season. During IPL 2019, Behrendorff picked up 5 wickets in 5 matches for Mumbai Indians and bowled at an economy rate of 8.68.
Jason Behrendorff who is naturally an inswing bowler is considered one of the best pacers going around in the country but injuries have cut short his playing time for the Australian side in the yellow jersey. Behrendorff who went unsold in IPL 2021 player auctions could be an option Rajasthan Royals could look at to replace Jofra Archer.