After Ben Stokes and Joe Root, Jofra Archer is another English player to step away from playing IPL this year. The ECB has asked Jofra Archer to avoid IPL or the series against West Indies this year to manage his workload. The fast bowler was suffering from a recurring elbow fracture. This stopped him from travelling with the England team in the Cricket World Cup as a reserve player. And it seems that the board also wants him to rest out IPL.
Jofra Archer has signed a central contract with the ECB. This lets the ECB manage his workload and include him in their plans. Jofra Archer has been instrumental to their success in the limited-overs format of the game. However, he couldn’t play in the World Cup, which caused the team to suffer greatly in the bowling department.
Jofra Archer has represented IPL franchises in the past. However, the ECB wants to manage his workload to prepare him for next year’s ICC T20 World Cup. That is why the premier fast bowler has to say goodbye to IPL 2024 this year.
Let’s hope he recovers completely and we see him in his best form during the T20 World Cup.