After the conclusion of the current season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, a number of English players will travel to England for the forthcoming Ashes series. The highly anticipated Test series is scheduled to commence in Birmingham on June 16.
Jofra Archer would be one of the English players hoping to make a significant impact in the Test series. Archer is currently competing in the IPL for the five-time champion Mumbai Indians, but his performances have failed to impress. Rob Key, the managing director of England, believed that Archer would have a significant impact on the national team during the Ashes series.
“We’re going to select for the Ireland test, so hopefully he’ll be available; at this point, I’m assuming that he will be, ” Rob Key was quoted by Sky Sports in an event as saying, “Then we’ve got a crop of bowlers. Ben has stated that he wants at least eight bowlers ready for the Ashes, which we have and more.”
Jofra is a member of the rapid crew alongside Mark Wood and Ollie Stone, as well as (Ollie) Robinson, Stuart Broad, and Jimmy (James) Anderson. We anticipate Jofra to play a significant role in that, and I believe he will eventually have a significant influence on the Ashes,” he added.
IPL 2023 Jofra Archer struggles to regain his form.
Jofra Archer is currently competing in the ongoing season of the IPL for the Mumbai Indians. He has only played four games in the tournament thus far, and has taken two wickets. The 28-year-old, who was acquired for INR 8 crore at the IPL 2022 auction, has not lived up to expectations thus far.
In the 46th game of the tournament, when Mumbai faced Punjab Kings, he also had a forgettable performance. Archer gave up a staggering 56 runs in four overs while also failing to secure a single wicket.