• Rassie: Stars still a good team

    Batsman Rassie van der Dussen would like to win at least 30% of the Jozi Stars’ 10 matches in this year’s Mzansi Super League.

    The Stars are the reigning champions, after beating the Cape Town Blitz in last year’s inaugural final. They have since slipped to seven successive defeats, though, and have been ruled out of contention for the 2019 MSL title.

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    The first of their final three matches of the season is against the Tshwane Spartans at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Thursday.

    ‘I don’t think motivation is something that’s lacking. We’ve got a team with world-class players and I think we all pride ourselves on our performances and what we do on the field. We’ve got three more matches to play and we’re going to give it our all to try and get three wins,’ said Van der Dussen.

    ‘I think we’ve got good characters in our team and not just guys that are going to roll over. So we’ll definitely keep going and try to finish on a high. Try and reward the people that showed faith in us and the fans who’ve come out and been behind us.

    ‘More than anything, I think we owe it to ourselves to put in good performances in these last three games. We did win last year, so we’re still a good team.’

    The Stars lost 2018 captain Dane Vilas to the Durban Heat before the start of this year’s tournament. Proteas batsman Temba Bavuma captained them this year.

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