Rassie van der Dussen is again aiming for a century registration in the 2nd ODI.© AFP
Rassie van der Dussen was brilliant for South Africa in their recent appearances against India. The 32-year-old played a vital role in the 2-1 victory over India in the Test series and was named Player of the Match in the first ODI. At Paarl, he crushed an unbeaten 129 off 96 balls hitting nine fours, four sixes to help South Africa reach 296 for four in 50 overs. India went for a goal of 297 runs and could only collect 265 for eight in 50 overs. All eyes will be on the batter in the second ODI, who has been in excellent form since his debut in 2019. He has registered 1178 runs from 30 ODIs at an average of 73.62, which is the best average among batters who have a minimum of 1000 rides.
His ODI record also includes two centuries and nine half-centuries. He has also never been fired for a duck in ODIs.
It is interesting to note that Van der Dussen was sacked only twice under 20 runs in own ODIs. He is also the only batter to average over 70 in his own ODIs, ahead of players such as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
He is also one of the best hitters in world cricket during game death overs. In death-overs (41-50) for ODI games, he has registered 313 runs in 10 innings with a strike rate of 151.21.
He will aim to score another three-digit score against India in the second ODI and could pose a huge threat.
The visitors are 1-0 in the three-game series and will aim to extend their lead.
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