Hendrik Erasmus van der Dussen aka Rassie is a South Africa’s top-order right-armed batsman. Rassie who is one of the highest scores in the ODI 2023 World Cup seemed to be unbeatable by New Zealand’s bowlers.
Rassie hit a fantastic ton against New Zealand and scored 133 at just 118 ball deliveries in the ongoing tournament. He just secured his place in the top ten most runs in the 2023 ODI World Cup.
This South African opening batsman has just opened vast opportunities in the upcoming IPL 2024 cricket league. The IPL is no doubt another big cricket event after the ICC World Cup and like every other cricketer Rassie will also have his eyes on the IPL 2024.
But what are the three IPL teams that have eyes on this rising South African opening batsman and bid the highest in the IPL 2024 Auction?
Here are the top three IPL team picks for the Rassie van der Dussen:
Rassie Van der Dussen played his debut IPL for the Rajasthan Royals in 2022 but he only played three matches and scored 22 runs. Rajasthan Royals bought Rassie for INR 1 crore. There are high chance that RR wants their former player back in the team for IPL 2024.
Kolkata Knight Riders
It would be interesting if Rassie would picked by KKR in the IPL 2024 mini Auction scheduled for December 2024. Kolkata Knight Riders could take advantage of this top-order batsman in the IPL 2024.
Delhi capitals definitely could benefit from Rassie as their middle order is not so strong. And Rishab Pant will probably miss the 2024 IPL two due to his injuries. In that situation, Rassie who has risen from the South African’s middle order could be a better option for the Delhi Capitals.
Rassie went unsold in the 2023 IPL Mini Auction and signed himself with a base price of INR 2 crore. Let’s which IPL franchise bet the highest bids on this Proteas player.