IPL 2021 – Jofra Archer Injury Update: England and Sussex bowler Jofra Archer has been given the all-clear by his hand Consultant to resume training after his right hand continues to heal following his operation on Monday 29 March.
He will return to light training this week, working closely with the Sussex and England men’s medical teams. It is hoped that he will be able to up his intensity with his bowling from next week.
A further update on his elbow injury will be provided once he has returned to bowling to assess the effectiveness of his recent injection. No decision has been made as yet on when Archer is due to return to playing.
However, Archer’s return to training will still be a ray of hope for Rajasthan Royals. The franchise tweeted a video of Archer’s return to light training.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) April 13, 2021
Archer suffered a cut to his hand while cleaning at his home in January shortly before flying to India to prepare for the Test series.
The ECB’s medical team managed the injury throughout the tour, and it did not impact his availability. A fragment of glass was removed during the operation to his middle finger on his right hand in March.
IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals RR Squad: Sanju Samson (C), Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Andrew Tye, Anuj Rawat, David Miller, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Liam Livingstone, Kuldip Yadav, Akash Singh.
Here’s the full list of fixtures, venues and match timings of Rajasthan Royals (RR).
1. 12-04 – Mumbai – RR vs Punjab Kings, 7.30pm
2. 15-04 – Mumbai – RR vs Delhi Capitals,7.30pm
3. 19-04 – Mumbai – Chennai Super Kings vs RR, 7.30pm
4. 22-04 – Mumbai – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs RR, 7.30pm
5. 24-04 – Mumbai – RR vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 7.30pm
6. 29-04 – Delhi – Mumbai Indians vs RR, 3.30pm
7. 02-05 – Delhi – RR vs Sunrisers Hyderabad,3.30pm
8. 05-05 – Delhi – RR vs Chennai Super Kings, 7.30pm
9. 08-05 – Delhi – RR vs Mumbai Indians, 7.30pm
10. 11-05 – Kolkata – Delhi Capitals vs RR, 7.30pm
11. 13-05 – Kolkata – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals, 7.30pm
12. 16-05 – Kolkata – RR vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 3.30pm
13. 18-05 – Bangalore – Kolkata Knight Riders vs RR, 7.30pm
14. 22-05 – Bangalore – Punjab Kings vs RR, 7.30pm.