Roelof looking forward to playing with Marchant again

Roelof van der Merwe is looking forward to taking to the field with Somerset’s latest signing next year.

Marchant de Lange has joined Somerset ahead of the 2021 campaign and Roelof knows better than anyone what our new man can offer having played with him previously for the Titans in South Africa.

How would Roelof describe Somerset’s latest acquisition?

“He bowls thunderbolts! He’s a very passionate man who always gives 100%. You never have to question whether or not his effort is up there and he’s always there for the team. He’ll give the captain whatever he needs and he’s one of those guys who fits into a team very easily.

“He looks a bit intimidating but he’s a really nice guy. He’s an awesome guy to have on your team. I’ve played with him and against him and it’s not always nice when he’s playing for the opposition! I would 100% rather be playing with him than against him.

“It’s going to be good fun having him around and he’ll definitely bring a different dynamic to the team. He’s played Test cricket for South Africa so all the experiences that he’s gained over the years will be of benefit to the youngsters and the not so young guys here. He’s a very approachable guy so I think that the young bowlers will definitely be able to pick up a few nuggets from him that they can use.

“He’s a great addition to the squad, he’s very focused on winning and I’m sure he’ll take plenty of wickets.”

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