Marco Jansen Biography – The six feet eight inches tall bowling all-rounder is the next big thing of South African cricket!
Family Background of Marco Jansen:
Marco Jansen is a left-hand fast bowling allrounder born on May 01, 2000, in Klerksdorp, South Africa. His father, Jacoubous Jansen (aka Koos), is a former Rugby player who used to play for Free State Cheetahs.
His mother, Erna Pretorius, is a former Netball player.
Jansen has a twin brother, Duan Jansen and two sisters named Bianca Jansen and Leandri Jansen. His twin brother, Duan, is also a cricketer and a fast bolwer, like Marco.
Cricket was introduced to Marco and his twin by their father. He’s the one who used to play cricket with them in their backyard. Also, he’s the first to teach them the game’s nuances, as he himself was associated with a sport at that time.
However, it took 164* runs from nine-year-old Marco and an inning of 80 from Duan in a school match to convince their father that they could perform well in this ‘field.’ And from then towards they started focusing more and learning better about this crazy game of bat and ball.
He did his primary education at Goudkop Primary School. Later, he moved to Potchefstroom Gimnasium, North West, South Africa.
Marco Jansen Biography:
|Marco Jansen's Profile:|
|Full Name||Marco Jansen|
|Date of Birth||May 01, 2000|
|Age||22 years, 2 months (in 2022)|
|Birth Place||Klerksdrop, South Africa|
|Education||Goudkop Primary School.|
Potchefstroom Gimnasium, North West, South Africa.
|Height|| 6ft. 8" |
|Family & Relationships:|
|Siblings||1 brother (Duan) and 2 sisters (Bianca & Leandri)|
|Playing Role||Bowling all-rounder|
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Left-arm fast|
|Major Teams||South Africa U-19s, North West, Durban Heat, Mumbai Indians, Sunrisers Hyderabad|
|Test Debut||South Africa vs India at Centurion (December 26, 2021)|
|ODI Debut||South Africa vs India at Paarl (January 19, 2022)|
|First-Class Debut||E. Province vs North West at Port Elizabeth (October 11, 2018)|
|List-A Debut||North West vs Gauteng at Johannesburg (April 08, 2018)|
|T-20 Debut||Knights vs Warriors at East London (April 28, 2019)|
Cricket Career of Jansen:
He began playing cricket for North West at different age-group levels. Marco then played a lot of cricket for his school team. He then started playing at a senior level representing North West in the domestic scene of cricket.
On April 08, 2018, the bowling allrounder made his List-A debut for North West against Gauteng in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge series. He picked Muhammed Mayet’s wicket and scored 8* runs on his debut day.
The same year, on October 11, he started his First-Class career by playing against Eastern Province in the Provincial Cup. It was kind of a dream debut for Marco, as he took five wickets in the game, but it couldn’t help his team win the match.
Next year, in 2019, he became part of the SA National Under-19 team. Also, he made his T20 debut for the Knights opposite Warriors the same year, in which he picked the wicket of JJ Smuts.
Later, in January 2021, he also joined the Test squad for the series against Pakistan; however, he didn’t get the chance to play in any matches. He made his Test debut on December 26, 2021, against India, and picked five wickets in the game.
The next month, on January 19, 2022, he played his first ODI against India in a 3-match series.
In 2019, Marco played for Durban Heat in the Mzansi Super League (MSL). He played only three games for them in that season.
Later, in 2021, Mumbai Indians (MI) picked Marco Jansen at the auction for his base price of Rs. 20 lakhs.
The 6ft. 8″ left-arm pacer made his debut for MI on April 10, 2021, against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He picked the wickets of Glenn Maxwell (his maiden IPL wicket) and Shahbaz Ahmed on his IPL debut.
The next year, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bought him for INR 4.2 crores at the 2022 IPL auction.
Facts about Marco Jansen:
- He’s a great admirer of Aussi fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.
- His mother wasn’t a big fan of cricket, and she also didn’t want her sons to take cricket as their profession initially.
- He is only 15 minutes younger than his twin Duan Jansen.
- He’s the highest wicket-taker (27 wickets) for North West in the 2018/19 3-Day Provincial Cup.
- Marco is a bowling all-rounder from South Africa, but he wants to become a true all-rounder.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: What is the age of Jansen?
Ans: 22 years, 2 months (in 2022)
Q2: What is the height of Marco Jansen?
Ans: 6ft. 8” (2.03 m or 203 cm)
Q3: Who is the wife of Marco Jansen?
Ans: He is not married yet.
Q4: What is the average ball speed of Jansen?
Ans: Around 138 Kmph
Q4: Who is the twin brother of Marco?
Ans: Duan Jansen
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