Marco Janson was born on 1 May 2000 in Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa. His brother Duan is also a cricketer. Marco and Duan both twins brothers.
The 20- year old South African pacer was bought by Mumbai Indians at his base price of Rs.20 lakh at the IPL 2021 auction.
He is all-rounder, Batting Style –right-handed, Bowling – Left-arm-fast, Marco Jansen’s physique works in his favor as he is 6 foot 8 inches tall. He will be making a debut in IPL 2021 with Mumbai Indians.
In January 2019, he was named in the South Africa National under-19 cricket team Squad ahead of their team of India.
28 April 2019, he made his 20-20 debut for Knights in the 2018-19 CSA T-20 Challange.
In January 2021, Jansen was added to South Africa’s Test squad for their series against Pakistan.
Marco recently took to Instagram stories to announce that he is traveling to India from South Africa to join his Mumbai Indians teammates ahead of IPL 2021.
Jansen said after the IPL 2021 auction –
”I actually can’t believe it, if you think of it like that. To be honest, three years ago my brother and I were talking about playing for the varsity first team and never even thought about IPL. So to be where I am today, I am very blessed and honored. It’s really a privilege.”
Zahir Khan was surprised for such a low price –
”It’s not every day that a youngster who is 20-years-old gets picked in the IPL.”
Zahir Khan rated the young South African bowler very highly during his interaction with MI owner Akash Ambani on You Tube.
IPL 2021 Mumbai Indians squad: Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock (WK), Suryakumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (WK), Chris Lynn, Anmolpreet Singh, Saurabh Tiwary, Aditya Tare, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Anukul Roy, Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohsin Khan, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Piyush Chawla, James Neesham, Yudhvir Charak, Marco Jansen, Arjun Tendulkar.