North West ‘ecstatic’ as Marco Jansen returns from Warriors

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Proteas all-rounder Marco Jansen has rejoined North West ahead of the 2024-25 domestic season in South Africa.

Jansen was capped several times by North West before moving to the Knights and, later, the Warriors.

“We are pleased to have Marco back with us. This is really good for the team and North West cricket as a whole,” North West chief executive officer Ismail Minty told Club Cricket SA.

“Marco’s return is ecstatic news for North West. He has grown to be a top all-rounder in international cricket and we know he is going to add plenty of value with his experience.

“He will play alongside his twin brother, Duan, at North West. His return and the other signings we have done recently bode well for the team in division one of South African domestic cricket.”

Jansen, who is contracted by Cricket South Africa, has played 13 Tests, 24 ODIs and four T20Is. He is currently with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

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North West have also signed batsmen Janneman Malan and Matthew Kleinveldt from Boland and the Titans, respectively. Fast bowler Achille Cloete has also joined North West from Boland.

“Having Janneman back in the North West Dragons colours is a massive privilege for us. He started his career here and everything he has achieved since has been awesome,” North West head coach Craig Alexander told Club Cricket SA.

“He will add value on and off the field with his experience. It’s a massive signing for us. We are looking forward to having him back.

“With his calm persona and very relaxed outlook, Kleinveldt is going to be good to have in the squad,” added Alexander.

“His skills as an opening batter are what we need. He has a lot of experience and can add value with the ball as well.

“Three years ago, when I first saw Achille in action, I had my eye on him then already. To have him in the squad now is really exciting.

“Achille has a lot to offer with his height, bowling at 140 kilometres per hour. He adds to the armoury of fast bowlers we have.”

All-rounder Senuran Muthusamy and batsman Lesego Senokwane have left North West.

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