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3 players who can take over Jofra Archer at Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Rajasthan Royals will miss out the services of their lead pacer Jofra Archer at least for the beginning of IPL 2021. Today, we examine players who can supplant Archer in the event if he misses the total season.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) endured a major blow a week ago when the ECB affirmed that Jofra Archer would be missing the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Archer has been nursing an elbow issue since 2020 and it likewise saw him being ruled out of the league a year ago.

Archer, who will be missing the forthcoming ODI series against India, was simply ready to participate in IPL 2020 after the league was delayed because of COVID-19. Indeed, even as the ECB has affirmed that the pacer will miss just the beginning of IPL, there is no affirmation that Archer will show up in India for the IPL 2021 season.

Thus, the fans are hanging tight for an official word in regards to Archer's accessibility, which may be out once the teams kicks off the arrangements for the season. Today, we investigate 3 pacers who can supplant Archer at Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021.


The left-arm pacer from Australia, Jason Behrendorff is currently fit and hurrying to make his comeback in IPL and may be one of the alternatives that Rajasthan Royals should seriously think about. Behrendorff has 5 scalps in as numerous matches for Mumbai Indians and bowled at an economy rate of 8.68 in IPL 2019.

He is viewed as outstanding amongst other left-arm pacers in Australia, likely the motivation behind why he made it to the 50-over World Cup squad regardless of making his ODI debut in January 2019. Behrendorff has insight of playing in Indian conditions also. He went unsold in IPL 2021 sale.


Regardless of being a regular wicker-taker, Mitchell McClenaghan was certainly not regular for Mumbai Indians in the a few seasons and the teams delivered him after IPL 2020. This year, none of the team bid for him and the Kiwi pacer went unsold. A four-time IPL champ, McClenaghan has plentiful experience of playing in Indian conditions and scalped 71 wickets in 56 matches. He isn't a pacer with express pace however has the wicket-taking characteristics like Archer. In general, McClenaghan has a strike-pace of 17.94 in IPL and economy rate of 8.49 and available at a base price of Rs 50 lakh.


Another wicket-taking choice, Oshane Thomas was part of Rajasthan Royals in the previous two seasons yet just played 4 matches in 2019. The franchise delivered him after 2019 and again offer for him in 2020. Thomas could indeed make his comeback at RR, graciousness of his wicket-taking capacities. Thomas has 56 wickets in 42 T20s and in IPL, he has ousted 5 batsmen.

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