Chris Jordan, a speedster from England, has signed a contract with Mumbai Indians through the end of the 2023 IPL. Jordan is taking Jofra Archer’s place due to injury; Jofra Archer “will return home to focus on his rehabilitation,” MI set in a statement on Tuesday, May 9.
After a protracted injury layoff, Archer returned to international cricket earlier this year. His season was brief but unpredictable. The 28-year-old played in Mumbai’s first game of the season before missing the next four due to an elbow injury, despite being expected to play the entire season.
The injury forced him to fly to Belgium for a minor operation. It kept him rotating in and out of the starting lineup. Archer will now take a flight back to England, where the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) will closely monitor his recovery.
ECB stated that it had been difficult to play through the discomfort they had been experiencing recently in the hopes that they would go away.
“In order to give him the best chance for a full recovery, it has been decided that he will return to the UK for a period of rest and therapy.
“Archer will return to the UK this week.”
“He will work on his rehabilitation with the ECB medical department and Sussex County Cricket Club, respectively.”
Chris Jordan takes charge in place of the injured Jofra Archer
Jordan, who last year represented Chennai Super Kings, is currently preparing to represent his fifth IPL team. Jordan has previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Punjab Kings, and Sunrisers Hyderabad in addition to CSK. The English player has taken 27 wickets in 28 IPL games so far.
Jordan, who cost INR 2 crore to acquire, will likely give Mumbai’s death bowling more stability. That has been a major source of concern for the five-time champions this season.