Player Profile

Hendrik Erasmus van der Dussen
South Africa
Born February 07, 1989 ( 31 Yrs )
Birth Place Pretoria, Transvaal
Height
Known As
Player Role Batsman
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

Lions, Cape Town Knight Riders, Vancouver Knights, South Africa A, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, South Africa, Jozi Stars, Islamabad United


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

A classic Mark Ramprakash case of South African cricket - a domestic legend, but not quite making the cut for the national side. That may be a little harsh, but Rassie van der Dussen is rather unfortunate not to have played for the national team - because of the abundance of all-rounders, the quota system, or otherwise.

A top-order batsman for the Lions in South Africa, van der Dussen averages more than 40 in first-class cricket and List A cricket, and a relatively underwhelming scoring rate in T20s. He is a rare breed of bowler - a part-time leggie, and can go for a few runs but has a knack of picking up wickets. If his bowling skills can be cleaned up, van Der Dussen is likely to be on the radar for a national call-up even at the brink of 30.

The call-up eventually came a few months before the World Cup as he debuted in January 2019 against Pakistan. A string of consistent performances in the next couple of series saw him claim a ticket for the mega event in England.

What to expect in the 2019 World Cup:

Rassie van der Dussen has almost a similar career map as his skipper Faf du Plessis. Overlooked as youngsters and brought into the side just before the World Cup to give the batting order some stability. Faf did it in 2011 and van der Dussen is doing it in 2019. He only made his ODI debut a few months ago and now finds himself playing the biggest tournament of his life. However, he has close to 100 List A matches to his name and over a decade of experience to bank on.

His batting also is more or less like du Plessis. He is not known as a big hitter of the cricket ball or a boundary collector. van der Dussen is more of a grafter and a decent player of spin bowling. In his short career, he has shown consistency with the bat and keeping the scoreboard moving. Since he will be occupying the number four spot the rest of the batsmen will look to play around him.

T20 Leagues

He was drafted into the 2018 Caribbean Premier League as an injury replacement for the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, having been picked on merit after scoring an unprecedented 959 runs in 10 matches in the Sunfoil series of 2017/18.

He was also picked for the inaugural Global T20 league in Canada by the Vancouver Knights. He ended up as the team’s highest run-getter (255 runs) and subsequently made the cut for the Highveld Lions after exhibiting more urgency in scoring, bringing about a true revolution in his T20 game.


Career

TEST debut vs England at SuperSport Park, Dec 26, 2019
Last TEST vs England at The Wanderers Stadium, Jan 24, 2020
ODI debut vs Pakistan at St George's Park, Jan 19, 2019
Last ODI vs England at The Wanderers Stadium, Feb 09, 2020
T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Buffalo Park, Oct 09, 2018
Last T20 vs Australia at St George's Park, Feb 23, 2020

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 21 17 7 707 95 70.7 864 81.83 0 0 7 41 16
T20 14 13 1 382 64 31.83 289 132.18 0 0 2 23 18
Test 4 8 0 274 98 34.25 650 42.15 0 0 3 34 3
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 21 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
T20 14 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
Test 4 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0
IPL 0 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0