Rassie van der Dussen

South Africa batsman Rassie van der Dussen has admitted that his side cannot keep repeating the same errors after their T20 series defeat to West Indies.

The Proteas were comprehensively beaten 2-0 in the three-match series, with the Windies sealing the victory with a convincing eight-wicket triumph in the second T20I.

Speaking after the match, van der Dussen said that South Africa’s batting had been a particular concern throughout the series.

“We just can’t keep making the same mistakes with the bat,” he said. “We’ve got to be more clinical in the powerplay and find a way to build partnerships.”

Van der Dussen praised the performance of the West Indies bowlers, who restricted South Africa to totals of 160 and 152 in the first two T20Is.

“They bowled really well, especially up front,” he said. “They took their wickets early and put us under pressure.”

The defeat to the West Indies is a major blow to South Africa’s preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is due to be held in Australia later this year.

Van der Dussen said that the team would need to learn from their mistakes quickly if they are to be successful at the World Cup.

“We’ve got a lot of work to do before the World Cup,” he said. “We need to identify our areas of weakness and work on improving them.”

South Africa will now turn their attention to a three-match ODI series against the West Indies, which begins later this week.