Olivier wants seamers to be the difference

Thursday 19th April 2018
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Written by Danny Painter

Duanne Olivier wants the experienced Derbyshire bowling attack to put in standout performances to give the team the chance to win more first-class matches.

The 25-year-old, who has taken 17 wickets in five Tests for South Africa, is set to lead the line alongside fellow countryman Hardus Viljoen and experienced international Ravi Rampaul.

With aims to build on three Specsavers County Championship wins last season, Olivier believes the pace attack could be key in getting the team in winning positions.

He said: “Coming here there is an expectation, but I want to enjoy the experience and give standout performances to put the team in good positions.

“If we as seamers do well then the team has a great chance of winning games and pushing towards the top end of the table.

“It’s a strong attack which I am joining and we all have the ability to make the difference and that is what we will aim to do.

“I don’t have a particular target in terms of wickets, but I always like to think that I aim for six wickets per game and if I get more then that’s a bonus.”

After touring England with the South Africa Test side last summer, Olivier is keen to continue his development in English conditions and make an impression during his stint with the Club.

He added: “I’m very happy to be here in my first county season and to be out on the field for Derbyshire.

“It will be a learning curve for me and I’m looking forward to learning as much as possible. I’m still young and wherever you play around the world you want to do the best you can.

“I’ve played in England with the South Africa Test side and in the South Africa A side and to keep learning is key for me.”

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