IPL 2021: This year’s Indian Premier League has been subjected to various controversies all across the world. One such huge surprising news has been the signing of Jason Roy by the franchise Sun Risers Hyderabad as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh this year.
The Hyderabad-based team was previously crowned as the Champions in the year 2016. This year too, they have been on the hunt for young and enthusiastic individuals, both domestic and international players, who can drive them to win the tournament once again.
The Signing Of Jason Roy
Jason Roy, who is an opening batsman from England, has been taken in by the Sun Risers Hyderabad for the fourteenth edition of the Indian Premier League this year. He is being regarded as an asset to the team and is one of the most valuable players to watch out for this season.
The franchise acquired him at a bidding price of Rs 2 crores at the auction. Jason Roy, however, expressed his disappointment as he was not bided for by any other top-notch team in the league.
Furthermore, Roy debuted in 2017 on behalf of the Gujarat Lions and then later moved to Delhi Daredevils in 2018. His stats show that he has scored a total of 179 runs while playing in just eight matches.
The Replacement Of Mitchell Marsh
The world-class Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been reported to remain unavailable for this season of the Indian Premier League 2021. He himself conveyed such a decision due to some personal reasons. Also, he expressed that it would not be possible for him to spend such a long time in the bio bubble formed by the IPL committee.
He informed his decision to the team as well as the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). Mitchell Marsh, who is considered one of the bests in the game, made his debut in 2010 with the Deccan Chargers.
He has played twenty-one games in total. He also faced some serious consequences in the previous year’s IPL held in UAE. He got injured in the very first game and had to stay on the bench for the entire season.
Will Jason Roy Prove His Worth?
Sun Risers Hyderabad definitely has some strategized plans with their new signing Jason Roy. There must be some reason as to why he has been chosen as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh. Since he has exhibited quite a decent form playing for England in the ODIs and T20s, there is a lot of expectations revolving around him. Also, being a young blood, he has great chances of proving himself as a top-class player in world cricket.