In the IPL 2021 season opener between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore, a number of new faces made their debuts for his or her respective groups. Among the brand new gamers on show was younger South African tempo bowler Marco Jansen.
The 20-year-old speedster loved a fantastic IPL debut for the defending champions. He picked up the wickets of Glenn Maxwell and Shahbaz Ahmed and conceded simply 28 runs in his four-over spell. Jansen adopted that up with yet one more strong displaying towards two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders. Despite going wicketless in his two overs, he managed to maintain issues tight on the again.
Former New Zealand batsman Scott Styris has been impressed by Marco Jansen’s performances for Mumbai Indians to this point in IPL 2021. However, regardless of the South African teen’s good begin, Styris believes the Mumbai Indians made a mistake by signing Jansen up for this yr’s IPL.
“But in some methods, I feel that is a dangerous transfer for Mumbai Indians to choose up Marco Jansen proper now, as a result of now, as we’re doing, we’re speaking about it, all people is speaking about it,” mentioned Styris.
This doesn’t bode nicely for the five-time IPL champions since a mega-auction is scheduled forward of IPL 2022 and Jansen’s shares can be significantly larger by then. Styris believes it will likely be arduous for Mumbai Indians to convey Marco Jansen again as they’ll need to pay a lot extra to safe his companies.
“And with the potential for a main public sale subsequent yr, I feel Mumbai might need to all of the sudden pay up large bucks as a result of they aren’t going to maintain him. So, I might recommend, to suppose a little bit long-term, perhaps put him on the ice this yr and Mumbai Indians might have swept in subsequent yr and had him for a very long time like Lasith Malinga,” Scott Styris added.
“He touched 143mph, which is severe tempo” – Scott Styris on Mumbai Indians’ Marco Jansen
Styris was extraordinarily impressed by the South African’s bowling exploits within the first match towards Royal Challengers Bangalore.
“I believed it was a phenomenal efficiency. I believed he was extremely spectacular and the explanation for that isn’t concerning the easy issue that he will get bounce as a result of he’s six foot eight, which is what you anticipate. He touched 143mph, which is a severe tempo. He goes to get bounce if he has obtained tempo,” Styris mentioned whereas talking on the Star Sports present Cricket Connect.
Scott Styris additionally believes the slower-ball variations will work wonders for Marco Jansen in IPL 2021.