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Rassie van der Dussen, the Finest Batsman of South Africa

Man of the Match, Rassie van der Dussen, South Africa VS New Zealand, CWC2023

ICC Men’s ODI CWC2023’s 32nd Match was held at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on November 1st, 2023. Furthermore, the opposing teams here were South Africa and New Zealand.

After a flabbergasting display of performance during bowling to fielding and Batting, South Africa won this game by the huge margin of 190 runs. However, due to his Match winning score of 133/118 runs Rassie van der Dussen won the Man of the Match Award. 

Dussen is a Player of the National Cricket team of South Africa. In addition he has represented his country in all the formats of Cricket since 2018.

Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen

Personal Information of Rassie van der Dussen

Dussen was born in Pretoria, South Africa on February 7,1989. Furthermore, his full name is Hendrik Erasmus van der Dussen. Currently, Dussen is the Right-handed top order batsman of the South African National team.

Personal Details

Full NameHendrik Erasmus van der Dussen
DOBFebruary 7, 1989
Place of BirthPretoria, South Africa
Batting StyleRight-hand Batsman
Bowling StyleRight-arm (leg break)
Playing RoleTop-Order Batsman
Personal Information

Domestic Career

At the domestic level, Dussen was playing from his early age from 2007/8-2011/12 for the Northerns team. Whereas, in 2011/12 and 2016/17 he also played for North West and for Lions. In addition, for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in 2012/13-2020/21 and 2018

In addition, he was the leading run scorer with 959 runs in just 10 Matches in the Sun-Foil Series of Season 2017/18. Later Gauteng selected him in their Squad in 2021 for the season 2021-22 of Cricket in South Africa.

He also played in the inaugural edition of Global T20 Canada as part of the Vancouver Knights’s Squad and became the leading run scorer of the tournament in 2018.

Later in the same year 2018 he was also selected by the Squad of Jozi Stars for the 1st edition of Mzansi Super League

Furthermore, he also played the Pakistan Super League as a player of Islamabad United in 2019. In addition, he also played the Indian Premier League as a player of the Rajasthan Royals in 2022.

Rassie van der Dussen’s domestic Stats

YearsTeam Name
2011/12-2016/17North West
2018St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2018/19Jozi Stars
2021/22 to presentGauteng
2022Rajasthan Royals
2023MI Cape Town
2023Islamabad United
Domestic Information
Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen

International Career

Dussen was included in the T20I Squad of the South Africa team for the series against Zimbabwe. So, his T20I debut was against Zimbabwe on October 9, 2018. Later in the next year 2019 he appeared in the ODI format of cricket in the series against Pakistan. After playing in the ODI Series against Sri Lanka too with exceptional performance, Dussen then made debut in the Test Series too. Furthermore, his Test debut was against England in 2019.

Moreover, Dussen’s first Century was made against Pakistan in 2021.

International Information of Rassie van der Dussen

National team SideSouth Africa from 2018 to present
1st Test InternationalDec 26, 2019 against England
Last TestDec 17, 2022 against Australia
1st ODIJan 19, 2019 against Pakistan
Last ODINov 1, 2023 against New Zealand
1st T20INov 9, 2018 against Zimbabwe
Last T20ISep 1, 2023 against Australia
International Details


Rassie van der Dussen was announced as a player of ICC Men’s ODI team of the year for 2021 by ICC in 2022. Furthemore he was also named as the International Newcomer of the Men’s team in the South African Cricket’s annual award ceremony in 2019.

Rassie van der Dussen
Rassie van der Dussen

Career Stats of Rassie van der Dussen

Match CategoryTestODIT20I
Total Matches185643
Scored Runs90522271071
Average of Batting30.1655.6734.54
Highest Score9813494*
Career Statistics

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