The Stern Talk That Transformed IPL Rookie Marco Jansen Into SA Cricket's Hottest Prospect

At the IPL auction on February 18 in Chennai, the Mumbai Indians (MI) picked up some new bowling weapons. The squad has added the promising young pacer Marco Jansen, 20, to its roster with Adam Milne and Nathan Coulter Nile.

Marco Jansen records hold a stellar track when it comes to first-class cricket. The left-arm bowler has an impressive batting average 20.51 and has taken 52 wickets in just 12 matches. And now, Zaheer Khan, Director of Cricket Operations for the Mumbai team, has explained why they decided to acquire Jansen.

According to Zaheer, Marco Jansen is widely regarded as a top-tier bowler in South African cricket. Zaheer also expressed his astonishment that Jansen did not fetch a high fee, saying he had anticipated more clubs to compete for his services.

The young bowler Marco Jansen has been highly regarded in his home country of South Africa. We were somewhat aback by how cheaply he was sold. In a video posted to MI's official Instagram account, Zaheer says, "We were expecting some more bidding around him."

Quinton De Kock reportedly suggested that MI buy Jansen, as stated by Akash Ambani

The owner of the Mumbai Indians, Akash Ambani, has stated that the team actively engages in overseas scouting. According to Akash, Jansen is included in the Test team that will face Pakistan. Finally, the MI owner credited Quinton De Kock with promoting the idea that Jansen is "completely ready" and a valuable addition to Mumbai.

Recently, similar to our Indian scouting programme, we have started instituting a global scouting initiative. This year, he was included in the Test team travelling to Pakistan. "You have to go for him; he is completely ready now," Akash Ambani stated, referring to his conversation with Quinny (Quinton de Kock).

Domestic Career

In the 2017-18 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge, List A, Marco Jansen debut was made for North West on April 8, 2018. The athlete made his first-class debut for North West in the 2018-19 3-Day CSA Provincial Cup on October 11, 2018.

In January 2019, he was selected to play cricket for the South African national under-19 squad as they prepared to travel to India. Jansen took the most wickets (27 in six games) for North West in the 2018-2019 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup.

International Career 

In January 2021, Marco Jansen played for South Africa in a Test series against Pakistan. He made his first-ever Test appearance on December 26, 2021, against India. Wiaan Mulder took his maiden test wicket as he caught Jasprit Bumrah at third slip.

In January of 2022, he received a call-up to the South African ODI team for the upcoming series against India. Marco Jansen ODI International debut for South Africa against India was on January 19, 2022.

In preparation for the 2021 IPL season, the Mumbai team had amassed a formidable bowling assault. Many notable players are on their roster, including Jasprit Bumrah, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Milne, and Marco Jansen. They were the squad to beat in the 2021 IPL season. Now it will be interesting to know whether he will get more chances in future matches and help his team in winning matches.

What is the net worth of Marco Jansen?
In 2023, Marco Jansen net worth is $5 million, or around 37 crore INR.
Which team bought Marco Jansen in the 2023 Ipl?
Sunrisers Hyderabad paid 4.20 billion rupees ($710,000 at the current exchange rate) to keep Marco Jansen for the 2023 Indian Premier League season. 
What is the ipl salary of Marco Jansen?
IPL pay for Marco Jansen is 4.20 Crore Rs. Surely this amount will definitely increase in future and he will achieve more in his life.