Fielding … Jansen's pleasing, unexpected extra skill

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Marco Jansen. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)
Marco Jansen. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images)

Tall-timber cricketers: they can be excused at times for being cumbersome fielders.

Pure logic tells you that it is a little more difficult for players standing near or above the two-metre mark to get down to the rolling ball fast ... and some will chase it or turn at the unremarkable speed of a pantechnicon.

Measured at a particularly rare 2.06m, exciting new Proteas left-arm pace bowler Marco Jansen should be a candidate for such a drawback.

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