Marco Jansen named ICC Emerging Men's Cricketer of the Year 2022
Marco Jansen scored 234 runs and took 36 wickets in Test cricket in 2022.
Sparkling displays with the ball and vital contributions with the bat at crucial moments – the winner of the ICC Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award had an unforgettable 2022.
South Africa's Marco Jansen has been adjudged the Men's Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2022 for his outstanding contributions with the ball as well as with the bat in 2022. While the tall cricketer could not make much impact in the white-ball format, he proved that he is the proteas' next big thing in the longest format going forward.
Jansen is currently representing the Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the inaugural SA20 2023. He showcased his batting abilities during a fixture against the MI Cape Town scoring a match-winning 27-ball 66 where he clobbered skipper and seasoned spinner Rashid Khan for 28 runs in an over.
Marco Jansen manages only three scalps in white-ball cricket. He took two wickets in One Day Internationals and got a solitary T20I scalp. However, it was Test cricket at which he excelled in the year gone by taking 36 wickets at 19.02 and scored 234 runs averaging 21.27.
Just when we thought South Africa's bowling attack could not be strengthened, stepped up a 206cm left-arm quick who made an impression of his own.
Jansen's first nine* test matches (*including Boxing Day in Australia) have turned heads in the cricket world, and moments with the white-ball show there will be little respite for batting line-ups no matter the format.
After a strong Test debut on home soil on Boxing Day in 2021, Jansen continued to trouble his opponents no matter where he traveled in 2022. Taking 14 Test wickets in the calendar year in South Africa at just 13.50, Jansen emulated the success on tour in England and Australia, averaging just 13.11 and 13.33 respectively. His nine Test wickets in New Zealand came at a respectable 28.55 to boot, as he contributed with the bat for Dean Elgar's side.
The youngster was one of the key players responsible for South Africa staying at the second position in the ICC WTC rankings for the most part of 2022 as they showcased impressive performances both at home and away red-ball series.