IPL 2022 Auction: Bidding for Jofra Archer at the IPL 2022 Auction will be nothing short of a gambit. The 26-year-old is struggling with injnuries.
Although most franchises will want to associate with him for the next three years, the ones who’ll go for him will need to have a certain risk appetite.
Here are list of Three team who could buy
Kolkata Knight Riders:
All they need now is an express quick, and signing Archer could be the way to go. The right-armer will provide overs in the powerplay as well as the death, while the rest can rotate around him.
KKR solved their death overs issue in the second half of IPL 2021 and Archer will carry that forward while also providing some batting meat in the lower order. Although they have Andre Russell as a death-over backup for Archer, the West Indian is injury prone too, meaning KKR will need to sign another pacer at the auction.
Most teams (apart from the upcoming two franchises) might not be too keen to sign Archer because either their home conditions aren’t too amicable for high-pace bowling or they won’t have that much money left to splurge. Archer’s erstwhile franchise Rajasthan Royals will also likely stay away from bringing him in.
The five-time champions struggled with their bowling attack last season, which saw them disappointingly miss out on a top-four spot. Jasprit Bumrah looked overburdened, Trent Boult looked at the sea and everyone else hardly chipped in.
Getting Archer for a correct price at the auction will add another aggressive dimension to Rohit Sharma’s bowling arsenal. It will also allow him to use Bumrah better, given the death-overs cushion that Archer provides. Not to mention the bounce and pace of the Wankhade wicket will favor the England pacer brilliantly.
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