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Proteas batsman Dussen feels South Africa can win the World Cup 2019


South Africa middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen feels that South Africa are not favorites this time and they will take it as an advantage of winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.

Sri Lanka v South Africa – ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm Up
Rassie van der Dussen of South Africa bats during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm Up match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at Cardiff Wales Stadium

“As far as our chances as a group, we have match-winners straight all over the line-up. We’re not favorites in this competition, which is most likely the first time in some time that we don’t consider as favorites, yet we are going to hope to utilize that to further our potential benefit and I think we have an extremely strong chance,” Dussen said.

“We have world-class players in Faf (du Plessis), Dale (Steyn), JP (Duminy), Imran (Tahir). There are such a large number of,” he included.

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The 30-year old batsman debuted this year for South Africa against Pakistan and had been in superb form since his first ODI. He has made 353 runs till in just 9 matches with the average of huge 88.25 including four half-centuries. His career best 93 came against Pakistan in his first match in the international cricket.

“I’ve been playing some time now, and if a year or two ago you had said to me I’d be here, at that point I would have expected that a great deal should occur in that time,” he said.

“You consider it to be a possibility, it’s dependably been a dream and goal to represent my nation, let alone in a World Cup. I’m truly regarded to be here and searching forward for it to begin. This is the greatest stage in the world and that is the place you need to perform. I’ve played a couple of matches for South Africa now, and the most recent two years have been beneficial for me form-wise.”

South Africa won their first warm-up match against Sri Lanka by 87 runs yesterday on May 24. Dussen looked in good form in that match and scored 40 runs. They will play their next warm-up match against West Indies on May 26.

 

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