Beyond The Rivalry: Duan Jansen And Marco's First Encounter On The Field

Duan Jansen and Marco Jansen, the twin brothers, to play in the Indian Premier League and face each other has been making big news headlines.  While Marco made his IPL debut in 2021 for Mumbai Indians, Duan played against Kolkata Knight Riders, his first match recently. It is for the first time that the Indian Premier League is featuring two identical twins. 

Duan Jansen stated that ‘Marco and I have never played against each other’ and that they want to play against each other and are extremely excited and happy about getting the opportunity. Their face-off was indeed an amazing spectacle for cricket enthusiasts.

Duan Jansen and Marco Jansen’s Participation in IPL 2023

Duan Jansen and Marco Jansen are the first-ever twins to play in the Indian Premier League. Over the years, many sibling pairs played in the league. But it was for the first time in the history of ILP that a twin pair was featured. The siblings were seen to turn up against each other in their respective teams and get their part over the line. Both the brothers, besides having similar facial features, are left-arm pacers. 

Duan Jansen made his debut in the Indian Premier League for the Mumbai Indians. However, he did not have a memorable debut. He conceded making only 53 runs in four overs and bagged Rinku Singh’s wicket. On the contrary, Marco Jansen has done a notable performance for Sunrise Hyderabad. Marco got the opportunity to play two games and was able to bag two wickets in both outings. Sunrise Hyderabad won both matches and secured the 8th position. 

Cricket enthusiasts were intrigued to witness the much-awaited duel between Marco Jansen and Duan Jansen. The match held on 16th April, 2023 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai was definitely exciting to watch, how the brothers will try to outperform each other in order to take their teams ahead. 

Marco played for Mumbai Indians initially before the SRH franchise selected him. Coincidentally Marco was also chosen to play for Mumbai Indians. Duan when asked about getting selected for the MI camp said, ‘No, no Marcus hasn’t warned me about anything at MI. He Just said I must go and enjoy it.’ 

Duan further added that everyone knows about the potential of Marco. That both of them are in the same field but he is a different human being and holds the ability to present something different on the field. He intends to showcase his potential and looks forward to making his mark. He will put his best foot forward to prove himself and showcase his distinctive potential. 

They were twin brothers who seemed to grab the attention of Virat Kohli with their balling prowess. The twin brothers have been prodigies, be it in school cricket or age-group cricket. They possess the potential to clock notable pace and that is what helped them flourish from an early age. 

Jansen brothers are extremely passionate about cricket and have a great hold over bowling skills. Duan Jansen said that he bowled really well in the match, thereby helping to get the attention of Virat Kohli himself. The brothers were called over to the net in order to bowl him. Later, this South African twin pair created an unprecedented record of becoming the first twin pair to play a match in IPL history. 

What was the base price at which Duan was included in the Mumbai Indians?
The Mumbai Indians Franchise picked Duan at the base price of ₹20 lakhs during the IPL mini-auction that was held in December 2022 after his impressive performance in the inaugural edition of SA20. 
What is the net worth of Duan Jansen and Marco Jansen?
As of 2023, the net worth of Marco Jansen is $5 million and the net worth of Duan Janson is $150K.
Was the father of Duan Jansen and Marco Janson associated with sports?
The Jansen family was dedicated to sports. His father, Koos Jansen was a famous rugby player.