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IPL 2018: 5 players who could replace Jofra Archer if unavailable

Rajasthan Royals would be looking at these players for replacing Archer

Top 5 / Top 10 11 Mar 2018, 16:38 IST

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Archer's injury would be a huge blow for the Royals

Jofra Archer, the all-Rounder from Barbados shot to fame with his impressive performance in the recently concluded Big Bash league. His BBL performance earned him a place in the Rajasthan Royals squad for the 2018 IPL.

Rajasthan Royals bought Archer for a whopping price of Rs 7.2 Crores in this year's auction. He recently suffered from a side strain in the Pakistan Super League and it isn't clear if he will be available for the IPL or not.

Rajasthan Royals may have to look at the following players to replace Archer if he is unavailable.

#5 Marlon Samuels

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Samuels big hitting ability would be handy for the Royals

Marlon Samuels played his first year in IPL with Pune Warriors in 2012 under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. He is a capable all-rounder who has tasted little success in IPL. He was banned from bowling in 2015 for a year, but now he plays as an all-rounder in all his T20 teams.

The West Indian batsman is ranked at number 4 in ICC's T20I all-rounders ranking. He is an extremely capable all-rounder who has played this role to perfection for the West Indies team.

Samuels has scored 4429 runs in 181 T20s across the globe at an impressive average of 33 and a strike rate of 118. He has also picked up 70 wickets at an average of 27 and an economy rate of 7.2. He can be a useful addition to Royals batting as well as he is a top order batsman.

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