SA vs Aus – Marco Jansen on his first year as an international cricketer

The future of Test cricket in South Africa is a hotly debated topic in a changing landscape, and it is set to come into even greater focus by the start of SA20 this month. Initialize.
After making his Test debut against India in late 2021, the tall left-hander, who has completed his first year at international level, is an all-around capable player, taking 36 wickets at 19.02 in eight Tests this year. It shows a glimpse of sexuality. His batting could come with winning the half-century maiden in Melbourne. Jansen has been nominated as one of his ICC emerging players for 2022.

“It didn’t go well at first. My first over in Test cricket was 14. [12]’, he said ahead of the Sydney test against Australia on 4 January. I don’t think we could have asked for a better start. ”

At Gabba, Jansen hit his first ball for Australia. Marnus when he catches Labchagne in a slip en route to his 3-for-32 numbers. Cast a spell on Stephen Smith on the second day of the sweltering heat.

Jansen revealed that he was unaware of the problem he was causing Smith until Kagiso Labada spoke to him during the spell.

“I think KG came up to me and said, ‘Listen, Marco, he doesn’t look comfortable, go on.’ I think it was after my third overbowl,” Jansen said. rice field. “It wasn’t that he was struggling, he didn’t even realize he was being a little challenging and only then did he shy away and go on and on and hit hard lengths. I knew I should.

“For me, I always try to look at the moment. When I see the moment, I work harder in that moment. Whether it’s the ball, the field, or the bat. So KG is me. And that’s when I realized, you can’t throw a floater here, you have to keep him on because he might take the wicket.”

In Sydney, South Africa are trying to avoid the whitewashing of the series and maintain their faint hopes of qualifying for the World Test Championship final. In a theme consistent with what captain Dean Elgar said during a difficult trip, Janssen said it was skill that left South Africa the second furthest away, especially at MCG where South Africa lost by his first innings and 182 runs. argued that it is not the lack of Instead, he believes it’s the ability to seize key moments.

“It’s about making a mental change and making a conscious decision to raise your hand and say that you’ll do whatever it takes to make a positive impact on the team or push the team over the line,” he said. rice field. “Personally, I know everyone is doing their best.

“For me, I always try to see the moment. If I see the moment, I work harder in the moment.”

Marco Jansen, SA Fast Bowler

“Whether it’s hitting five to the body or bowling 7-8 overs at a trot, I recognize the moment and do my best to help the team be in a good position. Do whatever you can.

“There are three more tests to go before the final. Of course, I want to win all three to have the best chance of making it to the final of the Test Championship. I still have a goal, a purpose.”

South Africa have to make at least one change to XI as Teunis de Bruyne returns home for the birth of her first child. However, if the pitch looks like it will take turns, off-spinner Simon Hamer could be in the frame as well.

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