South Africa sweat over Rassie van der Dussen’s fitness ahead of West Indies clash

Written by Rohit Pawar

Amid their three straight defeats in the ongoing World Cup, South Africa have been hit by an array of injury concerns where fast bowling spearhead Dale Steyn has already been ruled out of their campaign. And now, the Proteas sweat over batsman Rassie van der Dussen’s fitness ahead of their crucial West Indies tie at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Southampton next week.

The middle-order batsman incurred a groin strain during Wednesday’s defeat against India at the same venue. However, its severity is yet to be gauged upon. South Africa team management will asses the batsman over their weekend training session.

Rassie managed to provide some solidarity to South Africa’s middle-order lineup with three half-century knocks in his first four ODIs. His batting prowess urged the selectors to select him for the World Cup campaign and he justified his selection with scores of 50, 41 and 22 in the three matches that South Africa have played in the showpiece tournament.

If unfit, South Africa will have to turn towards Aiden Markram, who was benched in the India clash.

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