Marco Jansen

Country: South Africa
Born: May 01, 2000
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Marco Jansen Bio

Marco Jansen, a towering figure standing at an impressive 2.06 meters, is a South African cricket player known for his exceptional skills as a fast bowler. Born and raised in Potchefstroom, Jansen’s journey in cricket began under the guidance of his father, Koos, who not only trained him but also his twin brother Duan.

While Jansen initially started his cricket career as a batter, it was his imposing height and natural ability to generate pace that ultimately steered him towards becoming a formidable fast bowler. At the tender age of 17, Marco, along with his brother, had the extraordinary opportunity to bowl to the touring Indian side during their net sessions. His exceptional pace and accuracy impressed the likes of Virat Kohli, establishing him as an exciting prospect.

In 2019, Jansen had the privilege of representing South Africa’s Under-19 side during their tour of India. It was during this time that Jansen showcased his talents, emerging as the leading wicket-taker for North West in the three-day provincial competition. His ability to consistently take wickets and create breakthroughs illustrated his immense potential as a rising star within South African cricket.

Jansen’s skills did not go unnoticed, and in early 2021, he was selected to travel with South Africa’s Test squad for their tour of Pakistan. This opportunity exemplified the recognition and faith that the national team had in his abilities. Furthermore, Marco’s impressive performances caught the attention of Mumbai Indians, one of the leading franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was signed by the Mumbai Indians, providing him with the chance to showcase his talents on the global stage.

Marco Jansen’s dream finally became a reality when he made his Test debut against India in the prestigious Boxing Day Test in 2021. This significant milestone made him the first player born in the 2000s to receive a Test cap for the South African cricket team. His debut was a testament to his hard work, perseverance, and dedication to the sport.

Standing head and shoulders above most of his opponents, Jansen possesses a unique advantage on the cricket field. His towering presence, coupled with his ability to generate pace and accuracy, enables him to trouble even the most skilled batsmen. With each match, Jansen continues to develop his craft, proving himself as an invaluable asset to the South African cricket team.

Outside of cricket, Jansen remains a humble and grounded individual. He acknowledges the importance of his family’s support and the coaching he received from his father, which played a pivotal role in shaping his career. As he continues to make strides in his cricketing journey, Marco Jansen’s passion and determination will undoubtedly leave an indelible mark on the sport.

Marco Jansen Career Stats

Marco Jansen Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 13 21 4 401 84* 23.58 878 45.67 0 2 55 2 13 0
T20Is 4 2 0 32 20 16 31 103.22 0 0 4 1 3 0
ODIs 23 19 5 422 75* 30.14 373 113.13 0 1 32 20 6 0
FC 34 58 9 1167 87 23.81 2051 56.89 0 8 166 16 21 0
List A 37 28 10 539 75* 29.94 491 109.77 0 1 46 22 10 0
T20s 53 34 13 431 71* 20.52 319 135.1 0 2 27 27 26 0

Marco Jansen Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 13 22 1980 1117 49 5/35 7/91 22.79 3.38 40.4 4 1 0
T20Is 4 4 90 174 6 3/52 3/52 29 11.6 15 0 0 0
ODIs 23 23 1076 1138 35 5/39 5/39 32.51 6.34 30.7 0 1 0
FC 34 57 5360 2859 123 6/38 7/51 23.24 3.2 43.5 7 3 0
List A 37 37 1639 1638 52 5/39 5/39 31.5 5.99 31.5 0 1 0
T20s 53 52 1106 1579 51 3/25 3/25 30.96 8.56 21.6 0 0 0

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