Mumbai Indians have roped England fast bowler Chris Jordan for the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. In the latest video shared by Rajasthan Royals, the speedster could be seen during the MI training session ahead of the match. clash against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday at Wankhede Stadium.
According to ESPNCricinfo, Jordan comes on as a replacement, but it’s not yet clear who he replaced.
The Rajasthan Royals have released a fun video of a dubbed version of their players meeting Mumbai Indians cricketers ahead of their crucial clash at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. In the video, the England white ball captain and RR fly-half was seen meeting Jordan who was donning the Mumbai Indians training session.
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Jordan played 28 matches in IPL and won 27 wickets. Despite having a great reputation as a T20I specialist for England, Jordan failed to make a name for himself in the IPL. He made his IPL debut in 2016, his best season where he won 11 wickets in 9 games,
It has been a turbulent season for the Mumbai Indians so far as they have won three out of seven games and are currently placed ninth in the points table. The five-time IPL champions are struggling in the bowling department as they miss the services of Jasprit Bumrah. While their other pacemaker Jofra Archer is also struggling with injury and has only played two games this season.
MI head coach Mark Boucher has confirmed Archer traveled to Belgium for ‘minor surgery’ midway through the season, but he is available for selection.
“Yes, he was (in Belgium for an operation). I believe it was a small operation. I think he left for a day. As far as I know, Jof is available for selection,” he said.
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MI bowlers gave up 96 runs in the last 30 balls to allow the Punjab Kings to run away with the game here at Wankhede Stadium last weekend.
If that wasn’t enough, MI conceded 70 runs from the last 24 balls against defending champions Gujarat Titans. MI will need more from his first order, but the task on Sunday night will be to put on a unified front, given that RR’s batting has been consistent enough.
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