Will Jofra Archer play for Virat Kohli starrer RCB in IPL 2024? Pacer Internship in Bangalore

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England pacer Jofra Archer is in Bengaluru with his county team Sussex as he attends a pre-season camp for his county team. He is practicing hard to be fit in time to play for England in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

His presence in Bengaluru is linked to the possibility of him playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. He remained unsold in the auction and will not play for RCB in the next edition of the IPL.

The reason for his arrival in Bengaluru is to be part of a week-long camp with his county team to practice with the team in much friendlier weather conditions. The England pacer is currently out of the squad due to his long-term elbow injury.

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Jofra Archer played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023

The same injury prevented him from participating in the IPL 2022 with the Mumbai Indians. He then played in IPL 2023 for MI but featured in only five games and picked up only two wickets.

Apart from Sussex, even the Lancashire men’s and women’s teams practice in Bengaluru, according to media reports. On Tuesday they set up their base camp at the KSCA Alur facility. Both the men’s and women’s teams will play practice matches against select teams from Karnataka during their 10-day stay.

Speaking of Archer, he had elbow surgery that ruled him out of the game last year. He is still recovering from his elbow injury after undergoing surgery. The ECB is keeping a close eye on him and is working hard to get him fit for the T20 World Cup in June.

“The ECB believes it will be easier to manage Archer’s return if he is in the UK in April and May under their watch than if he is in India on the books of an IPL team looking to cash in on their money.” said Cricinfo.

“We make the bet with him that we want him to come back fit and be able to play for England, because of the advantages. You start looking at things like the Ashes in two years, the Jofra T20 World Cup adds a lot to that,” he had said back then. said Rob Key, managing director of the England team at The English speedster.

The defending champions will begin their T20 World Cup campaign with a match against Scotland in Barbados on June 4, followed by matches against arch-rivals Australia and Oman on June 8 and 13, respectively.

Archer also missed the Test series against India. The pacer was greatly missed by England as the likes of Mark Wood and James Anderson had to bowl a lot in hot and humid conditions in India. Talking about Archer’s career so far, the England pacer has played 13 Test matches and 21 ODI matches with 42 wickets each in the two formats. In 15 T20Is, he has played, he has picked up 18 wickets. He has taken 48 wickets in 40 IPL games.

He played his last international match in March 2023 and has been out of the game since May 2023. Archer recently returned to competitive cricket earlier this month, featuring in a second division County Championship match.

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