Port Elizabeth – Marco Marais had a blistering Africa T20 competition
with the Border team and is looking to continue his top form with the Nelson
Mandela Bay Giants in the Mzansi Super League.
Less than a year ago, Marais shattered a
97-year-old world record, by hitting the quickest triple hundred in first-class
The 25-year-old farmer from Stutterheim was picked in the 10th
round (R150 000) and will look to power blast himself through the tournament one ball at a
Off the field, Marais spends his time farming with his brother in
Stutterheim which he says, “it’s a bit easier to hit a six than clean out a
He dubs his time on the field as a time which “helps me
clear my mind and I think it keeps me hungry to do well”.
Marais is excited to be playing in front of the St George’s Park crowd.
“I’ve never experienced the band ever, so I’m looking forward to the gees and
obviously to play at such a quality stadium,” he added.
He will be playing alongside England batsman Jason Roy, Proteas
spinner Imran Tahir, all-rounder Chris Morris and Border/Warriors team-mate Christiaan Jonker.
Marais says he looks forward to learn from everyone in the team.
“It’s an amazing opportunity. My dad said I need to be a sponge while I’m with
the team,” he said.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Giants play their first game against the Jozi
Stars on the November 17 in Johannesburg and their first home
match of the season on November 23 (19:00) against Durban Heat at St George’s
Tickets for the match are available at Ticketpro or at the St George’s
Park Ticket Office.