In the IPL 2023 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma chose to bowl after winning the toss. Jofra Archer, who is out for the remainder of the season, is replaced in the lineup by Chris Jordan. Karn Sharma has been replaced by Vyshak Vijay Kumar for the RCB team.
Why is Jofra Archer not playing today?
Jofra Archer is replaced in the Mumbai Indians lineup for the balance of the IPL 2023 by England all-rounder Chris Jordan. “Mumbai Indians (MI) on Tuesday named Chris Jordan as a replacement for the injured Jofra Archer for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023,” according to a statement from the IPL.
Archer, who has endured a string of ailments in recent years, participated in just five games this year, taking two wickets. He last played last week against the Chennai Super Kings.
The severity of Archer’s ailment is unclear in the IPL announcement, but it is likely his right elbow, which has been bothering him since 2021.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Mohammed Siraj, Josh Hazlewood
Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Ishan Kishan(w), Cameron Green, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Nehal Wadhera, Chris Jordan, Piyush Chawla, Akash Madhwal, Kumar Kartikeya, Jason Behrendorff
What did the captains say at the toss?
Faf du Plessis: Generally you chase here because of the nature of this ground. Big score always creates the scoreboard pressure. They have a good batting line-up, hopefully we get wickets in their innings. There are a lot of teams in the race for that third and fourth spot, we need to play good cricket. One change for us, Vyshak comes in for Karn Sharma.
Rohit Sharma: We are going to bowl first. It’s been good for us, we have chased down targets here, it’s a good pitch. Looks like a typical Mumbai pitch with even grass covering and also a few patches. Not sure how it’s going to play, but we are hoping for the best. We understand the importance of this game, but what’s in our control is in our control. We need to play good cricket, rest will take care of itself. Archer is out, we got Jordan, he will make his debut today.