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    Rassie van der Dussen - Performance Watch

    A man who has recently been integrated into the South African team in ODIs is Rassie Van Der Dussen. He has shown good temperament and ability to score big. South Africa have had issues with collapsing in ICC tournaments. Can Van Der Dussen change this ? I have been impressed by him, how about you guys ?

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    No one player can be a difference maker in winning a world tournament, unless he is some GOAT level material.

    Having said that, any dude with composure who refuses to buckle under pressure would be much needed for South Africa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suleiman View Post
    No one player can be a difference maker in winning a world tournament, unless he is some GOAT level material.

    Having said that, any dude with composure who refuses to buckle under pressure would be much needed for South Africa.
    He seems to have those genes. Also I didn't mean he will win SA the cup. But if he can stop those collapses and the rest of the team turns up , anything is possible.

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    South Africa isnít making the semis.

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    The player who can make a difference for South Africa in the WC won't be there despite being fully fit and nowhere near over the hill yet.

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    I have personally been thoroughly impressed by him. He is tough as nails and can bat through the innings. He is pretty much the ideal number 3 for South Africa for now.

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    He has nerves of steels.

    I liked him against Pakistan, he batted beautifully!

    So, who knows he might play a role to carry SA to the semis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabbar Singh View Post
    The player who can make a difference for South Africa in the WC won't be there despite being fully fit and nowhere near over the hill yet.
    South Africa still have a good team even without him.

    De Kock
    Amla
    Faf
    Van Der Dussen
    Miller
    JP
    Morris

    Very good batting line up.

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    Tough batsman. Looks like he's got ice in his veins.

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    Should bat at 3.

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    Should be batting at 3 or 4. South Africa need to stop moving him around.

    It's a shame a few of his team mates don't have his character.

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    He should have been sent up the order at no 4 or no 3

    One player is not enough for a team

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    He is a very a solid player how ever he is not gonna be the difference maker how ever in a couple of years he will be an impact player. His name also means you finish what you start

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    Playing for the wrong team. He and Tahir. Because of others their contribution goes unnoticed.

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    Very inspirational video. He has character in abundance, and is finally getting the credit and limelight that he deserves. He should be in South Africa's next Test squad.

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    Rassie van der Dussen relished batting against Australia’s full-strength attack at Old Trafford in South Africa’s best performance of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

    In his first meeting against Aaron Finch’s team, the 30-year-old scored a career-best 95 runs off 136 balls and shared in a 151-run third-wicket stand with captain Faf du Plessis.

    It was South Africa’s highest-partnership of the tournament and van der Dussen hopes his innings establishes him as a player who can perform in tough situations.

    “I would like to be a guy that performs under pressure and performs when the team is down and when the team really needs it,” van der Dussen said.

    “Any World Cup game is a high-pressure environment and I felt I did fairly okay. Luckily today’s innings contributed to a match-winning cause.”

    Van der Dussen was forced to take his time to settle after being hit on the helmet by Pat Cummins off the 13th ball he faced, before offering Alex Carey a stumping chance when he was on five.

    His first boundary came off the 33rd ball he faced but he was in no rush after Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram put on 73 runs in the first 10 overs to give South Africa their best first Powerplay of the tournament.

    The speedy start meant van der Dussen could be more circumspect, especially with du Plessis providing support at the other end.

    “It was tough upfront. I didn't really get going like I normally do and like I wanted to. I found it a bit difficult to rotate and they didn't give me any free runs,” van der Dussen said.

    “Faf was really good. He got me through that tough period. He is so experienced and he has seen it all. He kept our momentum going. I knew if I could stay in, I could catch up.”

    As his innings developed, van der Dussen grew in confidence and found the boundary more easily.

    He was in sight of a century as in the final few overs, but wickets at the other end meant he fell five runs short, something which he was happy to accept because South Africa won.

    “The key was to keep staying in, keep that positive intent and luckily late in my innings I could get a few boundaries away,” he continued.

    “It was disappointing not to get a hundred but it wasn’t my day for a hundred. I’ll take the victory with a 95 rather than a hundred and a loss. It was still a good day.”

    South Africa have not had too many good days at this tournament, with only three wins from their nine matches and one no result against the West Indies.

    They fell out of contention for the semi-finals more than two weeks ago, on June 23, when they lost to Pakistan and have spent the time since hoping to show what they were capable of.

    Victories over Sri Lanka and Australia have done that, as has the form of van der Dussen, who has emerged as their find of the tournament.

    After making his debut against Pakistan in January this year, van der Dussen has quickly made his mark on the international stage.

    He has six half-centuries to his name, including three at this World Cup and finished the competition as South Africa’s second-highest run-scorer, behind du Plessis, and is ready to embrace his role as a key player in South Africa’s future.

    “I know I can play a role going forward in our team environment. I will take a lot from this World Cup, a lot of experience, a lot of learnings,” van der Dussen said.

    “I will try and apply that going forward. If I get my chance again, I will try to be at my best and try to grow as a player.”



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    Was not the difference maker. But certainly made an impression and will be a important player for South Africa.

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    RASSIE VAN DER DUSSEN AWARDED NATIONAL CONTRACT

    RASSIE VAN DER DUSSEN’S stellar form at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup has seen him qualify on the revised threshold for Nationally Contracted players for the 2019/20 season. He thus becomes the 17th Standard Bank Protea on a national contract and takes the contract that was left vacant following Duanne Olivier’s decision to take the Kolpak route.

    “Rassie’s promotion is thoroughly justified on the back of a brilliant debut season at international level and has also served as an inspiration to all aspiring cricketers at domestic level of what can be achieved by showing top-class form on a consistent basis,” commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Thabang Moroe.

    “I am also happy to announce that Sinalo Jafta is currently one point away from a similar upgrade among our women’s players. Should she be selected for their upcoming tour of India and play in at least one match she will qualify for a full 12-month contract.”

    CSA has also announced the squad plus the coaches and technical staff who will be travelling to India for the spin bowling camp at Bangaluru from August 17 to 23. It includes members of both the South Africa A and Standard Bank Proteas squads ahead of their respective tours to India.

    “We have identified Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza and Temba Bavuma as key Proteas batsmen to benefit from this project and we have also included some of our potential stars of the future such as Janneman Malan and Sinethemba Qeshile, who have already both played for the Proteas, as well as Matthew Breetzke.

    “The batting group is completed by two of our most consistent runs scorers in franchise cricket in Pieter Malan and Edward Moore.

    “The bowling group is headed by the experience of Dane Piedt and includes highly promising talents, among them being Bjorn Fortuin, Tsepo Ndwandwa and Senuran Muthusamy.

    “It is a fact that most international cricket is played on the sub-continent these days and we have to look ahead not only to the tours on the immediate horizon but the next edition of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup in India in 2023,” concluded Mr. Moroe.


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