England’s Jofra Archer the Million Dollar Man in the IPL

Million Dollar man

As the England cricket’s future face, Jofra Archer is the new million dollar man in the IPL cricket. This Barbadian-born all-rounder has gone from a second round pick for the Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League, BPL to one of the most expensive players in global T20 cricket. You may surprise because he was a simple bowler that England needs in their lackluster Ashes campaign. Moreover, he is far away so negligent to touch himself at how far he finishes his last 12 months. Meanwhile, he established him as one of the standout players in the Big Bash Down Under. There he performs for the Hobart Hurricanes sent the ECB to scurry to make certain that he didn’t perform a reversal and switch his loyalties back to the West Indies.

Who is the Million Dollar Man Jofra Archer?

The IPL million dollar man Jofra Chioke Archer was born on April 1, 1995. He is Barbadian born English cricketer who plays cricket for the Sussex County Cricket Club. He made his debut in the first-class cricket on July 8, 2016, in the 2016 Royal London One-Day Cup against Gloucestershire. But, he surprises everybody when he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals in the 2018 IPL auction for £800,000 in January 2018.

Although Archer’s father is an Englishman along with the British passport, he isn’t eligible to play for England until the winter of 2022. This is because, under ECB rules, he didn’t live in England until after his 18th birthday. As a result, he needs to complete a seven-year residency period in England. Besides, Archer plays for West Indies Under-19s three times in 2014. But, he hints his intention to make himself available to England once his residency period is complete.

It happened a few days ago where a ball strikes back to Jofra Archer at the terrible speed. When most players would have ducked for cover, Archer simply pull the ball down of the air. He laughs and says- “You just place your hand there – it either strikes your hand and it stays, or it strikes your hand and goes for a four.”

This is a summary of Archer’s 2017-18. When it’s a winter in which everything gets stuck. But, Archer was a highly considerable County Championship Division Two player at the end of the English summer. Currently, he is a T20 star in the cricket world and a million dollar man in the IPL (Indian Premier League).

What is the more about the IPL Million Dollar Man?

As you know, this million dollar man of IPL is a Barbadian-born all-round cricketer was just the bowler. In the campaign of the lackluster Ashes, he bowls at more than 90 mph. but, his bowling was with gaining steepling bounce from an action. That’s as easy on the eye as any in world cricket. It’s also said already he was selected as the million dollar man in the IPL where Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler are playing as well. This is his just a beginning because he has to go a long way. In every sense, he tells that he was watching the auction because he had a Big Bash game a couple of hours before.

What His Reaction was being the IPL Million Dollar Man?

When he got back he switches it on but didn’t have a feeling he was going to go for that much. He didn’t really have a feeling that many teams were going to bid for him, either. It’s in Indian currency but they convert it shortly after. Obviously, everyone was talking about it but the fact that he was still playing in the Big Bash. As a result, he didn’t really mean he had time to let it sink in. It’s easy to get sucked into all of it.

But, he still involves in Australia really took the focus off it for him, which was pretty helpful. He was a little bit nervous because he obviously can’t play any international as of yet so this is probably the biggest tournament. He is going to play in until that happens. Ben Stokes messaged him shortly after the auction and Jos Buttler is out there as well. He saw them over the winter so he will know a few people out there.

Jofra Archer’s Big Bash League Performance

Jofra Archer’s performances in the Big Bash League (BBL) suggest that his butterflies won’t take so long to fly. He gets something approaching cult status Down Under this winter so that he inspires the Hurricanes to the final of the Big Bash, where they stop in their ways by an Adelaide Strikers side. Their coach was Jason Gillespie who is now his head coach at Sussex. In the BBL, Archer took 17 wickets with a haul of the top five wicket-takers. As a result, he is not going badly on pitches that were mostly batsman responsive.

Besides, he not only gets these wickets but they made him stand-out because it was the pace he bowled. As Archer says that he wasn’t enough sure what was going to happen. He went to Hobart having not played any international cricket. But, he wasn’t sure how people were going to take to him. His last pro was Darren Sammy and before that Kumar Sangakkara. He also said- “It was good to let the handbrake down. I bowl fast as well in Bangladesh. But, it didn’t really mean anything because the pitches out there are so slow and low. You’re never going to trouble anyone, no matter how fast you bowl. So when I watch a game I’ve played in and I see the speed gun, I was taking pictures and sending them to him.”


The IPL’s million dollar man, Jofra Archer, though, has a plenty to occupy him in the meantime. He says about him politely- “I’m not too fussed about the wait, really, until then I’ll view the Big Bash and IPL as my international cricket.” He also adds- “It allows me to do stuff in the winter and travel and experience different things – it’s hardly lose-lose situation is it.”  The decentness in the IPL will make that stay seem even longer. This is because it’ll also make the IPL’s new million dollar man an even more costly T20 stuff.

Educated in English graduation from the National University of Bangladesh. A Professional content writer-cum-virtual assistant at CodeCares.

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