Rassie van der Dussen said that Ireland has made notable leaps and bounds as a competitive full member nation.
Ireland made their international debut at the 2007 Cricket World Cup by playing South Africa at Malahide on Sunday.
Van der Dussen has been impressed with how Ireland has progressed in cricket.
South Africa met Ireland in Benoni in 2016, when limited overs captain Temba Bavuma scored a tonne on his international debut.
At the time, he was still some distance off national team consideration.
They’ve become better and better each year in the last few years.
I played club cricket here a few years ago, “Van der Dussen added.
It’s great to see where they are today and where they hope to go.
These days, away games are tough, especially for you.
They have big plans and they are ready to go all out on us.
We want to make this tour a success, and more of one.
Van der Dussen was a prolific run scorer for the CIYMS club in Belfast, and he liked his time at the club.
Van der Dussen is excited about playing the last two T20s in Belfast.
Van van Dussen added, “Playing club cricket helped me get used to various conditions and people.”
We are excited about playing in Ireland now that it is a full member.
I’m excited about seeing some of the people I know when I go to Belfast to see the remaining two games. “
The conditions were tough for batting in the last five overs of the five T20s in Grenada.
Back-end batting is a serious work in progress for Van der Dussen, while they are trying to get more points in the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League in the shortest format.
South Africa did not fare well in April versus Pakistan, but coach Richard Bennett stated they are working on it.
Suffice to say, the fifth five-over segment of the T20s was unsatisfactory in the West Indies.
We were solid from overs 1 to 15, but came up short in the final five overs of the five games.
But in actuality, it was difficult to bat, especially for the new batters.
We’re not very concerned, but in 50 over cricket, you’ll have more time to focus.
My mistakes in the West Indies are what I need to work on. “