- D.O.B.: 30/04/2000
- Player Type: Bowling All-Rounder (Seam)
- Placed: Cuckney CC
- Nationality: South African
- Playing Role: Right-handed Middle/Lower Order Batsman and Left-arm Fast/Medium
- Coaching qualifications: Cricket South Africa Level 1 (ECB Level 2 Equivalent)
- Current teams: Free State (RSA Provincial), Knights (RSA Franchise), Peshawars CC/University of Free State (MCA Premier League)
- Entry route: International Sportspersons Visa
- Available: April to September
Duan Jansen is an exciting all-round talent from the North West Province in South Africa. A very capable Right-handed Middle Order Batsman, he is also an domineering Left-arm Fast/medium seamer. At 6ft 7in, the blossoming prospect was contracted by the Free State and Bloemfontein-based, VKB Knights Franchise for 2020-21. Part of a unique twin pairing, his brother Marco is at the Warriors, Duan is destined to carve his own path in his own way and will look to make himself coach Allan Donald’s go to new-ball option.
A junior representative for his native North West from U13 through to U19 level, he was one of the standout performers and at 18, the senior provincial coaching staff wasted no time in bringing him in to the First Class squad, making his debut for North West in the 2018–19 CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup in January 2019. He made his List A debut for North West a week later in the 2018–19 CSA Provincial One-Day Challenge. In just his 2nd First Class game, he put in a match-winning performance, picking up an incredible 6-9 (6) as North West rolled Free State for just 91 and clinching a 100-run win. This performance would pique the oppositions interest in his progress and he was soon recruited to join Free State Province for 2019-20. He was named in Free State’s squad for the 2019–20 CSA Provincial T20 Cup.
Now establishing himself as a genuine all-rounder in the Provincial system, Duan had an impressive 2019-20, albeit a short season, scoring 224 runs @ 37.33 & collecting 13 wickets @ 31.69. His best performances with the bat came in a couple of 2nd Innings performances where the team were in trouble or trying to save a game, scoring 2 half-centuries in the process.
Seeking his first stint abroad in 2022, Duan will be a popular choice for any club seeking an imposing new-ball seamer that is just as imposing with bat in hand in the middle order with his big arc and clean hitting power.
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