Marco Jansen is a young South African all-rounder spotted by the Mumbai Indians talent scouts. The 6 feet 8 inches tall bowler had been under their radar for the last couple of years and they managed to buy him for his base price of INR 20 lakhs.
Marco made his List A debut in April 2018 for the North West Dragons in the CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge. He has now played 13 List A games, picked 16 wickets, and scored 112 runs.
His 14-match First-Class career began in October 2018, once again for North West Dragons in the CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup. In the longer format of the game at the domestic level, Jansen has picked 54 wickets at an average of 22.96 and scored 440 runs including 3 half-centuries.
The left-arm pacer has picked 6 wickets in 10 T20 games and has scored 71 runs so far with the highest score of 47. Marco made his T20 debut for the Knights in April 2019 in the CSA T20 Challenge.
The 20-year-old has been handed his first IPL contract by the Mumbai Indians for IPL 2021.
Hailing from Klerksdorp, Marco Jansen started playing domestic cricket at the age of 18. He has pursued his education in Laerskool Goudkop. Marco has a twin brother named Duan, who made his domestic cricket debut a couple of months after him. Considered as one of the upcoming stars, he will be wearing the Mumbai Indians Team Blue and Gold for the first time in IPL 2021, after being scouted by them for the last two years or so. He has impressed his former national captain, Quinton de Kock, who also plays for the Mumbai Indians