Jofra Archer is back in the IPL Auction and will be available to play from 2023

Jofra Archer returns to the Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction. The England national team signed the names for the events scheduled for 12 and 13 February and the Indian Cricket Council (BCCI) confirmed this to the franchise on Tuesday (1 February).

However, BCCI has advised the IPL franchise that the 26-year-old Pacer’s current injury condition makes it questionable for the IPL franchise to play him this season. His name was added to the auction as the England and Wales cricket (ECB) told the BCCI he would definitely play in the 2023 and 2024 seasons.

Archer is the only new entry from the United Kingdom. Another notable addition is Usman Khawaja. Khawaja, the centurion of each inning of Sydney’s recent ashes test, did not initially register. The base price for him has been set to 1.5 crores.

With the exception of Archer and Kawaja, the new list of 44 new entrants includes 1 from Afghanistan, 5 from Australia, 11 from India, 2 from Ireland, 6 from New Zealand, and 2 from Scotland. Also included are 4 people each from Sri Lanka and the West Indies and seven others from South Africa, including Andile Phehlukwayo. A notable absentee from the
auction list is Chris Gayle. At least some franchises that the Jamaican has played before have sought his inclusion. However, West Indian legend has chosen to leave the IPL this year. There were also recall requests for Ben Stokes and Mitchell Starc, but of course, it was to no avail.