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Meet Jofra Archer, the BBL sensation who Rajasthan Royals paid Rs 7.2 crores

Published Jan 27, 2018, 9:33 pm IST
Updated Jan 29, 2018, 3:49 pm IST
(Photo: AFP)
 (Photo: AFP)

Mumbai: Indian Premier League side Rajasthan Royals on Saturday bought young West Indies cricketer Jofra Archer for Rs 7.2 crore.

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This will be Archer’s first Indian Premier League season, and the Rajasthan franchise wasted no time in buying the young talent.

Jofra Archer was recently in the headlines for his performance for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League in Australia.

South Africa pacer Dale Steyn has been very impressed with the young Caribbean talent.

In the ongoing BBL season he has been consistent, taking wickets in almost every match.

In 35 T20 matches, he has taken 44 wickets in the shortest format of the game.

Back in 2016, Archer was signed by English County side Sussex,m where he finished as their leading wicket-taker in the 2017 County season.

Along with Jofra Archer, Australia’s D’Arcy Short was also a new entrant to the IPL, who was also signed up by the inauguaral IPL champions.

The upcoming IPL season will kick off on April 7 and will go on for more than a month, with the final on May 27.



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