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Rassie van der Dussen Height, Weight, Spouse, Education, Biography

Rassie van der Dussen Quick Info
Height 6 ft 2 in
Weight 81 kg
Date of Birth February 7, 1989
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Spouse Lara Blignaut

Rassie van der Dussen is a South African professional cricketer who has represented his country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a top-order batter. In the South African domestic circuit, he has played for Titans (2008–2011), Highveld Lions (2011–2021), and North West (2012) across all 3 formats. A dynamic top-order batter, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, turning out for Jozi Stars (2018) in the MSL (Mzansi Super League); St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots (2018) in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League); Vancouver Knights (2018-2019) in Global T20 Canada; and Islamabad United (2020) in the PSL (Pakistan Super League).

Born Name

Hendrik Erasmus van der Dussen

Nick Name

Rassie

Rassie van der Dussen as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020
Rassie van der Dussen as seen in an Instagram Post in September 2020 (Rassie van der Dussen / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Born Place

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Residence

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa

Nationality

South African

 

Education

Rassie had attended Die Hoërskool Menlopark, a public Afrikaans-medium high school in his hometown of Pretoria.

Occupation

Professional Cricketer

Rassie van der Dussen as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021
Rassie van der Dussen as seen in an Instagram Post in August 2021 (Rassie van der Dussen / Instagram)

Batting

Right-Handed

Bowling

Right-Arm Leg Break

Role

Top Order Batter

Jersey Number

72 – Test Match, One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Highveld Lions (South African Domestic Cricket), Jozi Stars (MSL), St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots (CPL), Vancouver Knights (Global T20 Canada)

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

81 kg or 178.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Rassie has dated –

  1. Lara Blignaut (2014-Present) – Rassie had started dating a teacher named Lara Blignaut in 2014 and the couple got married in April 2018.
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Rassie van der Dussen and Lara Blignaut, as seen in June 2021
Rassie van der Dussen and Lara Blignaut, as seen in June 2021 (Rassie van der Dussen / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Afrikaner descent.

Hair Color

Blonde

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Toned physique
  • Short-cropped hair
  • Affable smile
  • Clean-shaven look

Religion

Christianity

Rassie van der Dussen as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021
Rassie van der Dussen as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2021 (Rassie van der Dussen / Instagram)

Rassie van der Dussen Facts

  1. Rassie had first come into the spotlight during the 2017–18 season of the Sunfoil Series (the premier domestic first-class cricket competition in South Africa). He was the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 959 runs in 10 matches.
  2. In the 2018–19 season of the CSA T20 Challenge (the premier domestic T20 competition in South Africa), he was the joint leading run-scorer with 348 runs in 10 matches.
  3. In July 2018, with 255 runs in 8 matches, he was the leading run-scorer in the inaugural edition of the Global T20 Canada tournament. His performances were instrumental in the Vancouver Knights lifting the title.
  4. Later that year, in December 2018, with 469 runs at a strike rate of 138.75, he was the leading run-scorer in the inaugural edition of the MSL. His performances were instrumental in the Jozi Stars lifting the title.
  5. In January 2019, in his debut ODI match, against Pakistan, he had scored 93 runs. However, South Africa went on to lose the match by 5 wickets. In the very next match, the second of the series, he had top-scored for his team with 80 runs not out; helping them win the match by 5 wickets. He went on to lead the run-scoring charts for South Africa in this series with 241 runs; helping them win the series by a 3-2 margin.
  6. In August 2019, he had been honored with the ‘International Men’s Newcomer of the Year’ award at Cricket South Africa‘s annual award ceremony.
  7. In April 2021, at 32 years and 54 days, he had become the oldest cricketer for South Africa to score his maiden ODI century.
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Featured Image by Rassie van der Dussen / Instagram

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