RR vs PBKS: His absence is a big setback for us: Sangakkara

Jofra Archer’s Absence Big Blow For Rajasthan Royals – Kumar Sangakkara

Chennai: Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings will meet tonight at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Rajasthan won both the league matches between the two teams last season. The same momentum is expected to continue this season as well. However, the absence of Rajasthan star pace bowler Jofra Archer is troubling the team. Because .. he excelled last season.

The new director of the team, Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara, has made it clear that the absence of Jofra Archer is a major setback for the Rajasthan Royals. He said the Punjab Kings could only be retained if their plans were implemented. Speaking to PTI on Sunday, Sangakkara said, “Sanju Samson (Captain), I have to admit one thing. Archer‌ is a big strength for us. This time he was hit hard by his unavailability. Only if our plans are implemented can we stop the Punjab Kings. ‘

Jofra Archer was injured in the series against India last month. It is unclear whether the IPL will be played in 2021 as it will require a long rest. Even if we don’t meet from the middle of this tournament .. now it doesn’t even seem possible. The Rajasthan Royals hope to replace Archer with Chris Morris. In this year’s auction, Rajasthan paid over Rs 16 crore to Morris and took over. Morris can not only bowl but also bat, so it’s a matter of time for the Royals.

Jofra Archer has been playing for the Rajasthan Royals team since IPL 2018. Archer, who took 15 wickets that year, took only 11 wickets in 2019. But Archer excelled in the IPL 2021 season. He played 14 matches and took 20 wickets. An archer who bowls sparingly in the first power play and can take wickets .. can also tie opponent batsmen in slog overs. Without Archer, the Rajasthan bowling department will be weakened. Archer played 13 Tests for England and took 42 wickets. He took 30 wickets in 17 ODIs and 14 wickets in 12 T20s. He scored 155, 27, 19 in three formats. He took 46 wickets in 35 IPL matches.

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