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IPL 2018: 3 South African all-rounders who need to feature in next year's IPL

Masoom Alli
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Modified 21 May 2018
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#2 David Wiese

South Africa v England - 1st KFC T20 International

David Wiese is no stranger to the IPL, having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore during 2015 and 2016.

The all-rounder from South Africa is a handy middle-order batsman and his aggressive style will be an attractive characteristic which franchises might want to consider. He has shown his ability to hit the ball cleanly on various occasions for South Africa and could play the role of a finisher if he is required to.

He is also quite useful with the ball and has shown a fondness for bowling slower deliveries. This is a skill which makes him a bit difficult to score huge boundaries off and is particularly useful in the IPL.

Wiese hasn't had a magnificent T20 career in the batting department. He has only played 11 innings with a high score of 28 against the West Indies. His IPL career is significantly better with a high score of 47* against Mumbai Indians. In terms of his bowling, Wiese has registered career-best figures of 5/23 against the West Indies and 4/33 against Mumbai Indians.

This suggests that he has more to offer with the ball than with the bat but anyone who has seen him batting will know that he does have the ability to clear the ropes when needed.

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Published 21 May 2018
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