Roelof van der Merwe (RCB)T
he slow left arm bowler from Johannesburg was a surprise signing by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for he had played just four ODIs and a solitary Twenty20 international for South Africa. Actually in his brief international career van der Merwe showed enough of his potential picking up eight wickets in the ODIs and bagging the man of the match award in the only Twenty20.
Despite limited opportunities in IPL II thanks to the foreign players quota policy in the playing eleven and also because there are a plethora of spin bowlers in Team Bangalore, van der Merwe has picked up six wickets in six matches displaying his ability to keep the most aggressive of batsmen on a leash with his accuracy and variety.
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