Jofra Archer, a player who changed the dynamics of World Cricket just after he entered into it, is one of a kind. A fast bowler with express pace, a good short ball, and a toe-crushing yorker, this combination is what makes him a complete package! Jofra, since his presence in the IPL, has become the backbone of the Rajasthan Royals. The Rajasthani pace battery is always reliant on Jofra’s services. So, with Jofra’s presence being questionable in this year’s IPL, Rajasthan needs to find a great replacement. A player who is a trump card! Here are the options which the Rajput’s can look for: –
Sheldon Cottrell: –
With Rajasthan looking for someone who can bring express pace on the field Sheldon is one option that they definitely need to consider. Sheldon last season was playing for the Kings XI and is remembered for wrong reasons as the bowler who Rahul Tewatia smoked for 5 sixes! The Kings XI didn’t make optimum use of the abilities that Sheldon brings on board. In-swinging conditions, Sheldon with his pace is lethal. And with the ball moving in the initial few overs in Dubai, Sheldon is one player that any team would want. These are Sheldon’s statistics in all of T20s: –
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Billy Stanlake: –
The tall right-arm pacer from Australia is one guy who Rajasthan can consider. Standing at 204 centimeters, Billy is one of the tallest active cricketers. Billy doesn’t bring along express pace but certainly has a lot of experience. From BBL to a few games in the IPL, Billy has seen it all. His main abilities include change of pace, knuckleball, and a pinpoint yorker. Billy was previously a part of the SRH contingent and has seen how the IPL works. If effectively used by RR, Billy can make a very big difference because of the experience he has. The record of Billy in T20I is as follows: –
Mitchell McCleneghan: –
Mitchell McCleneghan in the Gold and Blue MI jersey is a treat for the eye! But, unfortunately, the squad from MI doesn’t have a place for McCleneghan this time around. We can never ignore the skills that Mitchell brings to the table. A tall left armer who brings the ball into the right-handed openers is always in demand. This is exactly what Mitch is possessing. The Kiwi, who gave up playing international cricket to play freelance franchise cricket will not hesitate a bit to play for RR. The other skills he has include a well-disguised slower ball, a laser-guided toe crushing yorker, and a smooth knuckleball. Although he might at times leak some runs he has the knack of picking wickets. His T20 record is as follows: –