At this time, along with some thrilling Test series, the world is experiencing some exciting T20 tournaments. South Africa’s T20 league SA20 and Bangladesh’s T20 series BPL are going on. In the ongoing BPL, there is an interesting inclusion that has happened to Rangpur Riders. Star South African batter Rassie van der Dussen joined that franchise.
New Edition to the Rangpur Riders:
Like all other T20 tournaments worldwide, the Bangladesh Premier League is popular. Star players from worldwide participate in this tournament. Different teams from all over Bangladesh take part in this tournament. In the ongoing season of the BPL, Rangpur Riders added a star player to their squad. The franchise gave an official update on that matter. That news created a buzz.
The dynamic Rassie van der Dussen has officially joined the Rangpur Riders for the current season of the thrilling Bangladesh Premier League. This South African cricketer is ready to add his flair and expertise to the Riders’ lineup. Known for his powerful batting and sharp fielding skills, van der Dussen’s presence is set to elevate the team’s performance. Cricket enthusiasts, buckle up for an exhilarating BPL season as Rassie van der Dussen brings his A-game to the Rangpur Riders, promising unforgettable moments on the pitch.
A T20 stalwart, Dusen boasts a remarkable record with 4911 runs in 175 matches, averaging 35.58 at a striking 130.05. His prowess extends to international cricket, amassing 1071 runs in 43 T20Is. With an impressive blend of consistency and explosiveness, he’s a force to be reckoned with on the cricketing stage.
Rangpur Riders’ Recent Performance:
Rangpur’s journey in the tournament had a shaky start, facing setbacks with two losses in their initial four matches. In the last match, the Rangpur Riders met Durdanto Dhaka at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. In that match, Durdanto Dhaka won the toss and opted to bowl first. While batting first, Rangpur Riders lost the first wicket early. Brandon King walked away after scoring 20 runs in 13 balls. Pakistani star batter Babar Azam played an exciting knock of 62 runs in 46 balls. Skipper Nurul Hasan got out after scoring 26 runs. In 20 overs, they scored 183/8.
While batting in the second innings, Durdanto Dhaka kept losing wickets frequently. The opponent bowlers were amazing. Mahedi Hasan picked up 3 wickets in just 11 overs. Azmatullah Omarzai took 2 wickets in 14 runs. Hasan Mahmud took 2 wickets in 18 runs. At that crucial point, Dhaka batter Alex Ross scored an amazing half-century. He was dismissed on 51 runs. In the 17th over, they got all out in 104 runs. Rangpur Riders won the match by 79 runs.
On January 30, Rangpur Riders will lock horns with Comilla Victorians at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. The match is scheduled to start at 1 pm. Currently, they are standing at the number four position with 4 points. Upcoming fixtures are extremely crucial for them.