IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals Back Injured Jofra Archer, Not To Seek Pacer's Replacement

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The Steve Smith-led Rajasthan Royals will be heavily dependent on the likes of Ben Stokes, David Miller, Jofra Archer and Tom Curran in IPL 2020. Read on.

Written By Mrigank Pandey | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals have not been able to lift a single trophy since their win of the inaugural title in 2008. The team has failed to even make it to the finals since 2008 and the management will definitely be looking to change that trend in the IPL 2020. Primary to those plans will be players like Steve Smith, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer but an elbow injury to Archer may have ruled him out of the IPL completely.

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IPL 2020: Rajasthan Royals remain optimistic about Jofra Archer's recovery

Rajasthan Royals have been dependent on Jofra Archer's tight bowling throughout his journey with the team since 2018. Ahead of the IPL 2020 Auction, the Royals retained Archer and maintained faith in him as their strike bowler. Now that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that Archer will miss the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka and the IPL, the Royals have been rendered a huge blow. However, head coach Andrew McDonald is remaining optimistic about Archer's recovery.

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Speaking to a leading cricket portal about Jofra Archer's recovery, McDonald maintained that the Rajasthan Royals will be collaborating with the ECB and monitoring the progression of Archer's recovery. While the team is respecting the statement that the ECB has made, they are not completely ruling out the possibility of Archer making a quicker recovery. McDonald confidently stated that the team is no hurry to replace Archer and will give the pacer some time to heal. The head coach also conveyed his good wishes to Archer and failed to be bogged down by his injury as they are "a part of the game".

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IPL 2020 RR squad

Here is how the Rajasthan Royals look ahead of IPL 2020.

  1. Steve Smith (captain)
  2. Ankit Rajpoot
  3. Ben Stokes
  4. Jofra Archer
  5. Jos Buttler
  6. Mahipal Lomror
  7. Manan Vohra
  8. Mayank Markande
  9. Rahul Tewatia
  10. Riyan Parag
  11. Sanju Samson
  12. Shashank Singh
  13. Shreyas Gopal
  14. Varun Aaron
  15. Robin Uthappa
  16. Jaydev Unadkat
  17. Yashasvi Jaiswal
  18. Anuj Rawat
  19. Akash Singh
  20. Kartik Tyagi
  21. David Miller
  22. Oshane Thomas
  23. Anirudha Joshi
  24. Andrew Tye
  25. Tom Curran

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