Steve Patterson is hoping Duanne Olivier can produce a replica of his late season performances last summer – but for longer – in 2020.
The Yorkshire captain believes the South African fast bowler can display his best form for the county this year and beyond, with a relaxed attitude to his game being the key.
Olivier was the White Rose’s leading wicket-taker in the Specsavers County Championship during his maiden campaign at Emerald Headingley, taking 43 in 13 appearances, including two five-wicket hauls.
But even he admitted his form can improve after arriving in England on the back of some stunning form in Test Match cricket for the Proteas.
Olivier, 27-years-old, who took 14 wickets in his final three four-day outings last August and September, has recently returned to winter training in the Headingley indoor nets having had a break back home in South Africa.
Patterson said: “D had played in England before, for Derby, but for less than a full season. So last year was his first full one in England.