IPL 2021: South African player Rassie van der Dussen set to join Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals are currently going through a difficult patch as they are not only at the bottom of this season’s points table but also lost key players from their arsenal. Earlier, they lost the services of key all-rounder Ben Stokes due to a broken finger. Ben Stokes will no longer participate in this season’s IPL.
Even another England fast bowler Jofra Archer has been ruled out of the remainder of this season. It was earlier expected that the Barbados-born pacer would make a comeback after the initial phase of the tournament. But, in the latest development, the England Cricket Board confirmed that they are not willing to risk their pacer.
Hence, Archer is another player ruled out of this season’s IPL. Earlier, another RR player Liam Livingstone also ruled out of the tournament due to a bio-bubble fatigue. The England international who waited in the wings for the first games bid adieu to the league after the team’s 45-run defeat to Chennai Super Kings.
The inaugural IPL 2008 champions currently have just five overseas players at their disposal. Besides losing players, they also lost three games out of four this season. Barring a win over Delhi Capitals in their second game, they lost to Punjab Kings, Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Rassie van der Dussen set to join Rajasthan Royals
If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, then South Africa’s middle-order batsman Rassie van der Dussen is all set to join Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League. The reports added saying that the Proteas cricketer is just a fitness test away from joining the RR squad.
The right-handed batsman went unsold in the mini-IPL auction that took place in Chennai in late February. However, the 32-year-old had a productive limited-overs series against Pakistan. He is now all set to link up with the RR team as an injury replacement. The news was reported by ‘Netwerk24’, which claimed that South Africa’s middle-order batsman was approached by the Royals earlier this week