Marco Jansen: The Towering South African Cricketer

Published:May 15, 202418:00
Marco Jansen: The Towering South African Cricketer

Marco Jansen cuts a towering figure on the cricket field. The six feet nine inches tall South African cricketer looks more like a basketball player than a cricketer. The young Marco jansen probably has his Dutch heritage to thank for his incredible height.

Here Are Some Interesting Facts About Marco Jansen

Marco Jansen has had a short but stellar cricket career

Marco Jansen is a South African cricketer. He made his List A debut for North West in the 2017–18 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge on 8 April 2018.  He made his first-class debut for North West in the 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup on 11 October 2018. In January 2019, he was named in the South Africa national under-19 cricket team’s squad for their tour of India. He was the leading wicket-taker for North West in the 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup, with 27 dismissals in six matches.

Marco Jansen started his cricket career as an opening batsman. He scored 164 in a 20 over match when he was just nine. This incredible performance convinced his father to train Marco and his brother Duan Jansen seriously.

Marco Jansen made his T-20 debut in 2019

He made his Twenty20 debut for the Knights in the 2018–19 CSA T20 Challenge on 28 April 2019. In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Durban Heat team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. Marco’s twin brother, Duane, also plays cricket for North West.

Marco Jansen has had a successful first class career

Marco Jansen has bowled 24 innings of 14 first class matches for South Africa. His economy rate in this format has been 3.24. So far this player has a total of 54 wickets in his name in first class matches. In his short career, Marco has also achieved the feat of taking 5 wickets twice.

Talking about batting, Marco has 440 runs in first class matches with an average of 20.95. His top score is 87 runs.

In his List A career, Marco Jansen has taken 16 wickets while bowling in 13 matches. The economy of this player in this format has been 5.35.

Marco Jansen has played only 10 matches in T-20 so far. In which this player has sent 6 batsmen to the pavilion with an average of 7.80 runs per over.

His performance in batting has not been anything special so far. In these 10 matches, only 71 runs have come from his bat with an average of 124.4.

Marco Jansen was bought by the Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2021 auction

In the IPL 2021 auction, Mumbai Indians bought the lanky South African. The highly successful IPL team paid the base price of 20 lakh rupees for Marco Jansen. 

Marco Jansen currently plays for the Sunrisers Hyderabad

During IPL 2022, the Sunrisers Hyderabad bought Marco Jansen in the auction. The Hyderabad based team has retained Marco Jansen for two consecutive seasons and he is expected to contribute with the ball during IPL 2024 as well.

Marco Jansen had a legendary net session with Virat Kohli

You might not know, but Marco Jansen has dismissed Indian captain and number one international cricket player Virat Kohli three times in a row.

When the Indian team went on the last South Africa tour, Marco Jansen kept the ball away from Virat Kohli’s bat three times in a row. Virat Kohli later also praised this player.

Team India was practicing in the nets before the match on the African tour. During this time, Marco Jansen showed a keen interest in bowling to King Kohli. Impressed by his interest, King Kohli agreed to let him bowl to him. Much to everyone’s surprise, Marco Jansen bowled so well that Virat Kohli swung and missed three straight times.

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