England all-rounder Chris Jordan has replaced injured Jofra Archer in the Mumbai Indians for the remaining IPL 2023 season. Jordan will join the MI squad for Rs 2 crore. He will be available for the next match of Mumbai Indians against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on 9th May.
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Archer has struggled with injuries for the last couple of years. He managed to play in only 5 out of the 10 matches for MI this season and his economy rate was 9.5. Archer picked up only two wickets in IPL 2023.
Archer was in trouble with his right elbow since 2021. He missed the entire IPL 2022 entire season due to injury. This year, he started in MI’s first match of but missed four consecutive matches due to injury. Archer has picked up 48 wickets in 40 matches in his IPL career. He was expected to lead Mumbai’s pace attack in IPL 2023 in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah who missed the season due to a back injury. Chris Jordan who replaced his teammate in the Mumbai squad has picked 27 wickets in the IPL in 28 matches so far with a best figure of 4/11.