One of the main disadvantages of hosting the Indian Premier League is that it will take away the home advantage of India in the International Cricket. Almost every international team got the players, who are playing in IPL, which certainly takes away the advantage of home conditions for India. Much to the same, South Africa also got Quinton de Kock and David Miller, who played a lot of cricket in India. Meanwhile, Rassie van der Dussen wants to take lessons from them.
Rassie van der Dussen believes Quinton de Kock will “lead by example” in the upcoming three-match T20I series against India. With the regular captain, Faf du Plessis rested, de Kock has been given the chance to lead the T20I side, as South Africa trial leadership options ahead of next year’s T20 World Cup.
Will take feed from Quinton de Kock and David Miller – Rassie van der Dussen
Van der Dussen, who impressed in the 50-over World Cup in an otherwise forgettable tournament for the Proteas, has been elevated to vice-captaincy less than a year after he made his international debut. He added that the team will be relying a lot on IPL regulars Quinton de Kock and David Miller to put up a competitive performance against formidable India in the T20 series.
“Quinton and David have played a lot of cricket in India. We will look to feed off them and ask them a lot of questions about the conditions, the kind of bowlers we would be facing so we can quickly adapt against a strong side like India,” van der Dussen said in a media interaction.
Captaincy will bring more out of Quinton de Kock:
Further, the vice-captain Rassie van der Dussen believes that Quinton de Kock has got the capability to smash any kind of bowling attack on his day. Further, he went on to add saying that the skipper tag would bring best out of the wicket-keeper, especially, against the formidable Indian side.
“Quinton is one of those guys who leads by example. He doesn’t say a lot but when he speaks he says really valuable things. He has won a lot of games for South Africa and everyone respects him for that. I am sure the captaincy band around his arm will bring more out of him,” said de Kock’s deputy.
Well, it would be interesting to see how the latest skipper would serve for South Africa. Apart from Quinton de Kock and David Miller, Kagiso Rabada also got a fair idea about the Indian conditions. He recently rocked IPL 2019 with his stunning performances for Delhi Capitals.