Mumbai – IPL 2022 mega auction is going to be held in January next year. Earlier, all the six teams had retained and released their players. This year’s mega auction is going to be very good because two new teams are also going to take part in the auction this year. But before the auction, all the parties suffered a major blow. In fact, no star player will participate in this season’s auction.
England fast bowler Joffra Archer has been ruled out until next season. This is because the 26-year-old Barbadian cricketer recently underwent a second surgery for his fractured right elbow. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Wednesday that doctors had performed a second operation for a fractured right elbow, asking him to rest for a longer period.
The second surgery means Archer will not take part in the IPL 2022 mega auction to be held in January. He also did not play in the IPL 2021 Dubai League for Rajasthan Royals with England all-rounder Ben Stokes. The Royals decided to keep both players out of the squad before the auction earlier this month. “The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that the fast bowler underwent a second operation on his right elbow in London on Saturday 11 December,” the statement said. In this operation, they need a long time to rest.
“He will return to cricket but will not take part in any series for the time being,” the statement said. Archer last took seven wickets at an economy rate of 6.75 in international cricket in the five-match T20 series against India in February. He missed the IPL 2021 season in India and Dubai due to a right elbow injury. He was ruled out of the game in May this year due to an elbow injury.