If Bumrah and Archer are ruled out of IPL 2023
England all-rounder Jofra Archer could play in the Indian Premier League 2023.

While some franchises have already traded players, it will be interesting to see if the teams retain some of the old names that have been in the squad for years.

Former Team India pacer Irfan Pathan spoke on what strategy Mumbai Indians will deploy if England fast-bowler Jofra Archer isn’t available for selection again.

“I think they still need to look for a death bowler. It’s very important because Jofra Archer’s coming back from injury. Jasprit Bumrah is also coming back from injury. Last year, what I felt from their bowling department, with Jofra not being there, was that they did not have that sharpness in their bowling, especially in the death overs,” he said.

“They kept going with Basil Thampi and Jaydev Unadkat as well, so even if Jofra and Jasprit Bumrah come back, they still need someone at the back end, at least for the sake of a replacement.

“If something goes wrong between Bumrah and Archer, they need someone who can bowl at the death. So, I think they’ll be looking at that as well,” he added.

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