The Indian Premier League, which is currently undergoing its 16th season, is gaining popularity for another unwanted reason as big names getting injured one after another. While injuries are continuing to haunt players from several IPL camps, one more name has just got added to the list. In another big blow, Mumbai Indians' star pacer, Jofra Archer, has suffered another injury as claimed by former Chennai batter, S Badrinath.
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Mumbai, who will play their second match of the IPL 2023, will make a return to the Wankhede with an encounter against the Dhoni-led squad on April 8, Saturday. However, as Badrinath spoke on his YouTube channel, the five-time IPL champions will enter the field without their pacer Jofra Archer, who has sustained an elbow injury.
Speaking on his channel, the former India batter said, "From the Mumbai Indians camp, there is some news, Jofra Archer will miss this match with an elbow injury. This is big news because Archer is a very good pacer. He will be a handful at the Wankhede, is what we all thought. Him not playing in a big thing, a big boost to CSK," as translated from Tamil.
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However, clarifying this, MI’s batting coach Kieron Pollard said that everyone on their side is fit, though the Mumbai-based franchise is yet to release an official statement. Notably, MI’s bowling already falls on a weaker side as the team's two pacers, Jasprit Bumrah and Jhye Richardson, got injured and were ruled out of the competition. Speaking of Saturday evening's epic clash of the IPL 2023, Rohit Sharma’s side will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings at the iconic Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.