01 April 1995Date of Birth
A complete package, Jofra Archer was one of the most exciting picks in the IPL Player Auction 2018, fetching a cool INR 7.20 crore and following his impressive showings RR, as one would have expected, chose to retain the pacer for IPL 2020 and IPL 2021. He can whack the ball clean and hard, and when he puts on the bowling shoes, he can clock speeds in excess of 150 kmph. He brings in the Caribbean flavour and his wicket celebrations have also made him very popular. While he did not get to do much with the bat in his maiden season, Archer impressed with the ball. He has varieties up his sleeve and can bowl the slower ball and the yorker. Since his last two IPL stints, a lot has changed for the speedster. He has won the World Cup 2019 with England, bowling the Super Over of what was a thrilling final against New Zealand. A few days later, Archer also made his Test debut last year during the Ashes. The England pacer set the stage on fire for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2020 and scalped 20 wickets from 14 games and on a few occasions, used the long handle with effect. While he is likely to miss the initial part of the IPL 2021, once back, RR would bank on him to fire for them.