Rajasthan Royals’ replacement options
Rajasthan Royals’ replacement options : Jofra Archer after his right elbow injury is missing out on the ODI series in India and will be seeking medical attention back home. Also with the T20I World cup and Ashes back to back , they could be a big possibility of Archer missing out on IPL 2021. Surely the ECB will not want to risk the fitness of their most potent bowling weapon for the coming big international events 6 months down the line.
Hence Rajasthan Royals’ replacement options open and look at other good fast bowling replacements should Archer finally decides against playing in IPL this year.
Royals will be playing lot of their games this year at Wankhede stadium where the pitch supports pace and carry.
Few good options that Royals can look at are as under :
Billy Stanlake : Was quiet successful in the limited opportunities he had with Sunrisers. Being tall and have a pace of around 145 to 150 kph , Stanlake can generate pace and bounce and has the ability to bowl tight lines if his is in rhythm
Ben Dwarshius : The Sidney Sixers fast bowler is very experienced T20 player having got 24 wickets in 13 games in latest BBL. Being a part of few BBL titles, he bowls the tough overs and can mix the pace and lengths well although not express . Went unsold in this auction but can be a great asset to any side with his experience and proficiency in T20 bowling .
Jason Behrendorff : Experienced in Indian conditions having represented Mumbai Indians. His left arm angle and nagging line can trouble any batsman and he bowls with decent pace . Got 16 wickets in 16 games at 7 economy in latest BBL , he is a wicket taker in powerplays. Will be a great option for Royals as Behrendorff has good experience of bowling on Wankhede pitch .
Blair Tickner : A relatively unknown name, he has good pace and has done very well in Super smash T20 event in New Zealand recently and can be a surprise element in the Royals bowling lineup.