Cricket is a team sport no doubt. Every player plays a crucial role in the team. The dismantling of any team may lead to a crisis in the team’s spirit, team’s strength, and the team’s chances of winning.
Also, cricket is a vigorous sport that requires a high amount of training and high gameplay action. Most of the time it is seen that players have some injury and they have to deal with the consequences.
This time it is Rajasthan Royals who are bearing the loss of a player in its team due to injury, Jofra Archer. Jofra Archer had an elbow injury and the treatment has been completed. But the player has been advised some rest for recovery.
Jofra Archer, History in RR
Jofra is a pacer and has done a tremendous job for Rajasthan Royals. Talking about his previous gameplay action Archer took 20 wickets for Rajasthan Royals in the previous season.
As per the report, Jofra has reported the injury while cleaning and is under treatment since January.
Jofra Archer absence, here’s what Sangakara has to say
Former Srilankan cricket star, Kumar Sangakkara has been appointed as the Director of Cricket for Rajasthan Royals for this season. Sangara has agreed to the condition of Jofra Archer. And made it clear that his absence is gonna affect the team’s gameplay as a whole.
Kumar Sangakkara also clarified that to deal with Jofra’s absence and cover the loss they need to train the bowlers of the team. As fast bowling is not a cup of tea for every player.
Stating his idea of fast bowling he said – “Fast bowling in IPL is not an easy task and we saw that yesterday (DC vs CSK) as well. Most of the wickets are good for batting. So you have to be quite skillful. We have Kartik Tyagi, who did pretty well last season in patches, and this year we have new additions Kuldip Yadav and Chetan Sakariya.”(https://cricketaddictor.com/cricket-news/ipl-2021-jofra-archers-absence-big-blow-for-rajasthan-royals-we-need-to-train-young-pacers-kartik-tyagi-and-chetan-sakariya-says-kumar-sangakkara/)
Adding up further he claimed – “It’s about keeping them focussed on what their job is and get them trained and prepared to execute different deliveries, scenarios and match plans for the opposition but at the same time, giving them confidence about their own strength”.(https://cricketaddictor.com/cricket-news/ipl-2021-jofra-archers-absence-big-blow-for-rajasthan-royals-we-need-to-train-young-pacers-kartik-tyagi-and-chetan-sakariya-says-kumar-sangakkara/)
The tense scene of the team director is quite obvious. As it is gonna be the first match of the season for Rajasthan Royals. The first match may also determine the further game rapport of the team.
The Rajasthan Royals Squad
The Rajasthan Royals is gonna be led by Sanju Samson as the Captain. The squad includes Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Christopher Morris, Shivam Dube, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Liam Livingstone, K.C. Cariappa, Akash Singh, Kuldip Yadav, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, and David Miller.