‘New Kallis’? Marco Jansen impresses with 50 in IND vs SA 1st Test

‘New Kallis’? Marco Jansen impresses with 50 in IND vs SA 1st Test

In his short 12-match Test career, Jansen has scored 365 runs and has 45 wickets to his name.

What a find Marco Jansen is for the South African cricket team! Batting, bowling, fielding—he can do it all. After impressing the world with his performance in the ODI World Cup 2023, the tall all-rounder has showcased his skill in the toughest form of the game.

Jansen, the batter, had showcased his batting ability during the ODI World Cup with a quick-fire fifty against England. Now, playing in his 13th Test, the right-handed batter has scored his maiden fifty at home.

Coming in to bat at 249/5, the batter weathered the storm with senior statesman Dean Elgar at the other end. The batter stayed calm in the final few overs of Day 2 of the IND vs SA 1st test and returned the next day determined to make his mark.

Facing Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Ravichandran Ashwin seemed like no big deal for the batter.

Reaching his first fifty in South Africa in just 87 balls, there was a sense of confidence in the 23-year-old cricketer. The question arises: has South Africa found its next great all-rounder? Dare one say their new ‘Jacques Kallis’?

By the looks of it, Marco Jansen has it all, but to be the next ‘Kallis’, the tall fast-arm bowler still has a lot to prove.


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