Rajasthan Royals’ spearhead fast bowler Jofra Archer’s participation in IPL 2021 looks uncertain . Jofra who suffered a right elbow injury during the test series , has played in the 5 match T20I series but now will travel back to Englnd to attend to his injured elbow .
Archer, who is ECB ‘s contracted player for all formats will be treated to his injury as he goes back in England and thereby very likely to miss the ODI series vs India starting from 23rd March . He will definitely miss the first half of IPL and a decision on his return at a later stage in the cash rich league will depend upon his recovery progress after he is administered treatment to his right elbow and also on the national team’s cricket schedule .
Archer’s potential unavailability will be a big blow to Rajasthan Royals as he has been one of their top performers in recent IPLs . Royals do have Morris and Mustafizur in their ranks but the pace and the x factor of Archer cannot be replaced overnight .