Renowned all-rounder from England, Chris Jordan, has stepped in to fill the shoes of his compatriot and teammate Jofra Archer in the Mumbai Indians (MI) squad for the ongoing 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The dynamic player is set to make his season debut for MI in their upcoming match against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.
MI get Jordan
Jordan’s acquisition by the five-time champions MI comes at a price of Rs 2 crore, a testament to his exceptional skills on the field. The versatile cricketer is expected to bring in a fresh perspective and add immense value to the team’s performance in the upcoming matches.
In an official statement released by the IPL, fans were made aware of the player replacement. “Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday named Chris Jordan as a replacement for the injured Jofra Archer for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Jordan, who made his IPL debut in 2016, has so far played 28 IPL matches and has 27 wickets against his name. The speedster has represented England in 87 T20Is and has scalped 96 T20I wickets.”, read the statement.
Having made his IPL debut in 2016, Chris Jordan brings a wealth of experience to the Mumbai Indians squad for the remainder of the IPL 2023 season. The all-rounder has featured in 28 IPL matches to date, claiming 27 wickets with his speed and precision on the field.
Jordan’s impressive record is further embellished by his remarkable performance in the international arena. With 87 T20Is under his belt, the accomplished cricketer has picked up an impressive tally of 96 wickets for his country.
Jofra Archer’s injury filled IPL
Jofra Archer‘s stint with the Mumbai Indians in the current IPL 2023 season was marred by injuries and underwhelming performances. The talented cricketer was able to feature in only five out of the ten matches for MI, and could only manage to pick up a couple of wickets. With an economy rate of 9.5 and an average of 95, the speedster’s performance was a far cry from his usual exceptional standards.
The 28-year-old England pacer’s struggles with injury have been a persistent issue, and it’s not the first time he has been sidelined due to an elbow injury. The same injury had also kept him out of action during the IPL 2022 season.
With just a few games left in the ongoing IPL 2023 season, the Mumbai Indians are sitting at the eighth position in the points table, having secured 10 crucial points thus far. The team faces a challenging road ahead as they prepare to battle it out with formidable opponents, including the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gujarat Titans, Lucknow Super Giants, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in their remaining fixtures.
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