Rassie van der Dussen      

Full name Hendrik Erasmus van der Dussen

Born February 7, 1989, Pretoria, Transvaal

Current age 30 years 345 days

Major teams South Africa, Lions, North West, Northerns, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Vancouver Knights

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Education Hoerskool, Menlopark

Hendrik Erasmus van der Dussen
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 142 68 35.50 428 33.17 0 2 15 0 3 0
ODIs 18 14 5 664 95 73.77 811 81.87 0 7 37 16 9 0
T20Is 9 8 0 254 64 31.75 192 132.29 0 2 14 12 3 0
First-class 115 193 23 7512 175 44.18 15753 47.68 16 43 942 38 71 0
List A 106 99 17 3892 134* 47.46 5152 75.54 8 23 314 60 37 0
T20s 108 102 14 3283 112* 37.30 2514 130.58 3 23 235 146 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 18 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 9 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 115 16 317 218 4 2/39 2/39 54.50 4.12 79.2 0 0 0
List A 106 4 132 82 4 2/25 2/25 20.50 3.72 33.0 0 0 0
T20s 108 6 54 55 3 2/15 2/15 18.33 6.11 18.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Centurion, Dec 26-29, 2019 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 2020 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v Pakistan at Port Elizabeth, Jan 19, 2019 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v Zimbabwe at East London, Oct 9, 2018 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Bengaluru, Sep 22, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northerns v Griqualand West at Pretoria, Feb 14-16, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 3-7, 2020 scorecard
List A debut Free State v Northerns at Bloemfontein, Oct 5, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Eastern Province v North West at Port Elizabeth, Jan 27, 2013 scorecard
Last T20s Jozi Stars v Paarl Rocks at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
68, 17 South Africa v England Cape Town 3 Jan 2020 Test # 2379
6, 51 South Africa v England Centurion 26 Dec 2019 Test # 2377
28* Jozi Stars v Paarl Rocks Johannesburg 1 Dec 2019 T20
20 Jozi Stars v Spartans Johannesburg 24 Nov 2019 T20
30* Jozi Stars v Paarl Rocks Paarl 22 Nov 2019 T20
4 Jozi Stars v Giants Johannesburg 16 Nov 2019 T20
0 Jozi Stars v Blitz Cape Town 14 Nov 2019 T20
17 Jozi Stars v Giants Port Elizabeth 10 Nov 2019 T20
31 Jozi Stars v Blitz Johannesburg 8 Nov 2019 T20
154* Lions v Dolphins Johannesburg 28 Oct 2019 FC
Profile

Seeking opportunities wherever they might arise, Rassie van der Dussen had played cricket in South Africa, England, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada and the Caribbean before he finally caught the national selectors' eye and made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe in October 2018. Van der Dussen had also been part of South Africa A's tour to India earlier that year, and the accumulated effect of his experience in such a wide variety of conditions has made him a dynamic, adaptable batsman at the top of the order or in the middle.
A naturally attacking batsman, van der Dussen has also been able to translate his talents into long-format cricket and was top-scorer in South Africa's first-class domestic competition in 2017-18, as well as being Lions' vice-captain. But it was his success in cricket's shortest formats that made van der Dussen impossible to ignore.
He was an integral part of the Vancouver Knights team that won the 2018 Global T20 Canada, after which he was recruited by St Kitts & Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League and capped the year by topping the batting charts with 469 runs at a strike rate of 138.75 in Jozi Stars' run to the inaugural Mzansi Super League title. Van der Dussen transitioned easily into international cricket, striking a fifty on T20I debut against Zimbabwe and following that up with 93 in his first ODI against Pakistan.
Liam Brickhill

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Jan 7, 2020

Rassie van der Dussen pads the ball away during South Africa's rearguard, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 5th day, January 7, 2020

Rassie van der Dussen pads the ball away during South Africa's rearguard

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Jan 6, 2020

Rassie van der Dussen and the Newlands ibis, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 4th day, January 6, 2020

Rassie van der Dussen and the Newlands ibis

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Jan 4, 2020

Rassie van der Dussen celebrates after scoring a half-century, South Africa v England, 2nd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day, January 4, 2020

Rassie van der Dussen celebrates after scoring a half-century

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