England’s pace bowling sensation Jofra Archer’s comeback is on track. The cricketer was seen playing for England Lions and appeared to be in great shape. The latest news is that the right-arm pace bowler has been announced as a wildcard signing by the MI Cape Town franchisee in the SA20 league.
“MI Cape Town announces the signing of Jofra Archer as their SA20 wildcard player ahead of the inaugural season of SA20,” the franchise said in a statement. Archer was signed by Mumbai Indians during the 2022 IPL auction for INR 8 crore despite the franchisee knowing he would be unavailable. He has, in fact, been retained for the 2023 season.
— MI Cape Town (@MICapeTown) November 23, 2022
Archer has been taking giant strides on his return and he is currently in the UAE with the England Lions team as part of his rehab programme. He is working under a group of coaches of the ECB. Videos of him bowling full throttle have emerged in social media and English media reports have also said that the pacer has troubled batsmen at a good pace during a friendly game in Abu Dhabi.
Look who’s back 👀 pic.twitter.com/dOfnbIbS4A
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 23, 2022
The signing of Jofra Archer makes MI Cape Town even more strong which already comprises superstars like Kagiso Rabada, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Olly Stone, Dewald Brevis and Rashid Khan.
The SA20 runs from January 10 until February 11, with a short break in late January for England’s re-arranged ODI series in South Africa. It is reported that Archer will be making his international comeback in the series.