Indian Premier League

South African Twin Pair Makes IPL History

South African Twin Pair Makes IPL History
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) has featured several sibling pairs over the years, but never before has a twin pair taken the field together. This changed when Duan Jansen made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians, teaming up with his twin brother Marco Jansen, who had already made his debut for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sibling pairs like Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, Albie Morkel and Morne Morkel, Michael Hussey and David Hussey, Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Marsh, Brendon McCullum and Nathan McCullum, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Bravo, Siddarth Kaul and Uday Kaul, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya, and Sam Curran and Tom Curran have all played in the IPL. These pairs have often been seen battling it out against each other to get their respective teams over the line.

The most famous of these duels was between the Pathan brothers, when swing bowler Irfan tried to sneak past the outside edge of his big brother’s willow. However, the Jansen twins have now created an unprecedented record as the first twin pair to play in IPL history.

Duan Jansen did not have a memorable debut for Mumbai Indians, conceding 53 runs in his four-over spell and only taking one wicket. Nevertheless, he will look to improve his performance if he gets an extended run in the season. Meanwhile, Marco Jansen has been performing well for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has played two games for them so far, taking two wickets in each outing.

In the IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad have won both contests in which Marco Jansen played. They are currently placed eighth, with two wins out of four games played in the ongoing season. Duan and Marco Jansen’s performances will be worth watching in the coming games as they try to make an impact in the tournament.

Jansen twins’ debut in the IPL has made history. Their presence on the field together adds a unique twist to the tournament, which has already seen several sibling pairs compete against each other over the years. As the tournament progresses, it will be exciting to see how the Jansen twins perform in their respective teams.