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News24.com | England quickie joins MI Cape Town as wild card signing




Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer

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MI Cape Town have signed England fast bowler Jofra Archer as their wild card for next year’s SA20.

This comes after league organisers on Monday introduced a new wild card signing option for the six franchise teams.

Teams are allowed to sign a South African or overseas cricketer. The player has a base price of R175 000, with a salary cap at the discretion of the team.  

Archer hasn’t played for England since March 2021 due to a right elbow injury, which was followed by a stress fracture of his lower back.

He is currently with the England Lions in Abu Dhabi and bowled nine overs in a three-day warm-up match against England’s Test squad on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Sunrisers Eastern Cape also announced their wild car signing with Warriors batsman Jordan Hermann signing up.

The 20-year-old Hermann has been in red-hot form for the Warriors this season. He recently scored an unbeaten 187 against the Rocks in the CSA 4-Day Franchise Series.

In six T20 matches, Hermann has also scored 186 runs at an average of 46.50 and a strike rate of 116.25.

Franchises have until 30 December to make their wild card selections, with the inaugural SA20 starting on 10 January.

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