Scott Styris reckons Mumbai Indians made a mistake by selecting up Marco Jansen

Within 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 many new gamers on show was younger South African tempo bowler Marco Jansen.

The 20-year-old speedster loved an exquisite 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 one more strong displaying in opposition to two-time IPL winners Kolkata Knight Riders. Regardless of 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 up to now in IPL 2021. Nevertheless, regardless of the South African teenager’s good begin, Styris believes the Mumbai Indians made a mistake by signing Jansen up for this yr’s IPL.

“However in some methods, I believe it is a dangerous transfer for Mumbai Indians to select 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,” stated Styris.

This doesn’t bode properly for the five-time IPL champions since a mega-auction is scheduled forward of IPL 2022 and Jansen’s shares might be significantly greater by then. Styris believes it is going to be onerous for Mumbai Indians to carry Marco Jansen again as they’ll should pay much more to safe his companies.

“And with the potential for a serious public sale subsequent yr, I believe Mumbai might should abruptly pay up massive bucks as a result of they aren’t going to maintain him. So, I might recommend, to assume somewhat bit long-term, perhaps put him on the ice this yr and Mumbai Indians may have swept in subsequent yr and had him for a very long time like Lasith Malinga,” Scott Styris added.

“He touched 143mph, which is critical tempo” – Scott Styris on Mumbai Indians’ Marco Jansen

Styris was extraordinarily impressed by the South African’s bowling exploits within the first match in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore.

“I believed it was an exceptional efficiency. I believed he was extremely spectacular and the rationale for that’s not in regards to the easy issue that he will get bounce as a result of he’s six foot eight, which is what you count on. He touched 143mph, which is a critical tempo. He’s going to get bounce if he has bought tempo,” Styris stated whereas talking on the Star Sports activities present Cricket Join.

Scott Styris additionally believes the slower-ball variations will work wonders for Marco Jansen in IPL 2021.

Revealed 14 Apr 2021, 00:23 IST

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