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AFP
January 11, 2019

SA name Dussen in ODI squad

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AFP
January 11, 2019

JOHANNESBURG: Batsman Rassie van der Dussen is a new cap in South Africa’s 14-man squad named Thursday for the first ODIs against Pakistan, starting on January 19.

Van der Dussen, 29, has featured for the South African Twenty20 international team and was the leading scorer in the recent Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. Five one-day internationals against Pakistan and five more against Sri Lanka are South Africa’s final one-day engagements before the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales that starts on May 30.

Coach Ottis Gibson indicated earlier in the season that he would like the Pakistan and Sri Lanka matches to be effectively a warm-up for the World Cup squad but selection convener Linda Zondi said on Thursday there was still a degree of experimentation. He said Van der Dussen and fast bowler Dane Paterson, recalled to one-day squad for the first time since 2017, were two players who have been “knocking strongly on door in all formats”.

Zondi said other players could get opportunities in last three matches against Pakistan. South African squad: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Heinrich Klaasen (wkt), David Miller, Dane Paterson, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dale Steyn, Rassie van der Dussen.

Fixtures: January 19, Port Elizabeth

January 22, Durban

January 25, Centurion

January 27, Johannesburg

January 30, Cape Town.

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