“This is the best Spot for Marcus …”Wasim Jaffer and Tom Moody give a massive statement on Marcus Stoinis

Veteran openers Wasim Jaffar and Tom Moody feel that number 3 is the best spot for Marcus Stoinis after the all-rounder helped LSG win over CSK.
The star all-rounder batted in the middle order for Lucknow this season but was given a chance in the top order for the clash against CSK. Marcus Stoinis scored (124*), helping his side become the first team to beat CSK at home this season.

In his interaction with ESPNCRICINFO, Wasim Jaffer feels that Stoinis would be a perfect number three for LSG because of the struggle they are facing at that position.

Wasim Jaffer said, “They needed this win, and they needed their foreign batters to come good. No. 3 is probably his position. They have been struggling to find the No. 3 spot. It is the best spot for him, knowing that he could come into the powerplay, get to face the pacers, and get used to it.” 

Jaffar further added, “At No. 5 and No. 6, he was struggling because he was coming against the old ball and spin, and I think he played fantastically.”.

On being part of the same discussion, Tom Moody feels that Marcus Stoinis techniques suit him best at the top so that he can switch gears after getting set. Marcus Stoinis is yet to finalize his batting position in the IPL, as the batter has been batting at different positions as per the requirements of the team.

Tom Moody said, “I think No. 3 is his best position. He started his T20 career as an opener, so the best fit for him is in that top-order area. You can rely on his full technique when bowling is challenging, and then you have the capability to quickly shift gears and hit one down the ground for a six. Stoinis has got all of that material.”

Moddy further added, “His IPL career has been interesting as he has yet to find a home in the batting order, and it is very hard to show your worth when you are not sure where you belong.”

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