Joffra Archer registers for IPL auction -22
CRICDOT DESK : Joffra Archer, an English speedster and former Rajasthan Royals premier bowler, named his hat for the IPL2022 Mega Auction on February 12-13. The Barbados Bourne Express Bowler, along with 47 other players, ranked in the highest preliminary award category of 2 rupees.
It may sound exciting at first, but it’s almost certain that the 26-year-old will miss the 2022 season of the T20 League due to the pain of an ongoing injury, so breaking the 26-year-old bank is a future. It will be an investment. Archer had an elbow surgery last December and is reportedly out of action by this summer. Meanwhile, BCCI will host an IPL in March.
According to Cricbuzz, Archer’s name is included in the auction list because England and Wales Cricket (ECB) have notified BCCI that it will be available in the 2023 and 2024 seasons. Cribbuzz reports that at the request of 10 franchisees, an additional 43 names have been added to the auction registration. Usman Khawaja and Andile Phehlukwayo are other prominent names on this list.
“The ECB has registered Archer in the auction with a view to participation in 2023 and 2024, as his current injury may prevent Archer from participating in the 2022 IPL. BCCI wrote to the franchisee and presented the list. In addition to Archer and Kawaja, the new list of 44 new entrants includes 1 from Afghanistan, 5 from Australia, 11 from India, 2 from Ireland and 6 from New Zealand. Two from Scotland, four each from Sri Lanka and West Indies, and seven more from South Africa, including Andile Phehlukwayo.
Archer`s struggle with injuries has denied him the chance to be included in the Marquee set comprising ten players, including Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Pat Cummins, Quinton de Kock, Shikhar Dhawan, Faf du Plessis, Shreyas Iyer, Kagiso Rabada, Mohammed Shami and David Warner.
“He won`t feature in the Marquee or other sets to be presented. He will be available to be called during the accelerated auction and whoever picks him will not get a replacement player for IPL 2022 season for his place as he is already injured and unlikely to participate in IPL 2022 season,” the BCCI wrote to the franchises explaining his exclusion from the marquee list.