South African cricket national team player Rassie Van Der Dussen is looking forward to working with Enoch Nkwe in the Proteas national team.

Nkwe was asked to become the interim Proteas team director for the upcoming tour of India.

Cricket South Africa (CSA) opted not to renew head coach Ottis Gibson’s contract after the disastrous World Cup in England.

Gibson’s backroom staff of Malibongwe Maketa (assistant coach), Dale Benkenstein (batting coach), Justin Ontong (fielding coach) and Claude Henderson (spin bowling coach) have all been let go too.

The 36-year-old has made an excellent start to his coaching career. He achieved success at the Gauteng Strikers, went to The Netherlands and coached at club level before becoming the national team’s assistant coach.

Van Der Dussen has been selected for the Proteas T20 squad for the Indian tour. He has however been omitted from the Test squad and he is disappointed by that.

The Pretoria-born lanky batsman was one of the few players who impressed at the Cricket World Cup in England.

It will be the first time he will tour India with the national team and he is looking forward to playing against one of the best teams in the world.

The Proteas have not won a major international trophy. They will try to win the T20 World Cup next year in Australia. Van Der Dussen is hoping they can win the T20 World Cup.

Van Der Dussen was at the Springboks rugby team last match on home soil before the World Cup against Argentina at Loftus Vesrfeld stadium on Saturday.

The Boks won 24-18 and will be expected to win the cup after winning the Rugby Championships. Van Der Dussen is hoping they will do well. – Report by Vincent Sitsula