• Rory Kleinveldt

    • Role: Bowler
    • Batting: Right Hand Batter
    • Bowling: Right arm,medium fast
    • Date of Birth: March 15, 1983
    • Place of Birth: South Africa

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Rory has followed in the footsteps of his Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras colleague, Vernon Philander, in using impressive domestic form to earn a place in the Proteas squads, first in the T20 version where he played at the 2010 edition of the ICC World Twenty20 and more recently in the Test match arena in the demanding world of playing Australia away from home.

Philander’s promotion to international level meant that Kleinveldt had to carry an extra workload in the four-day Sunfoil Series during the 2011-12 season but it paid off when he was called up for the Proteas Castle Lager Test squad for the tour to Australia in 2012-13.

He played in two of the three Test matches on pitches that often made life hard going for seam bowlers. A powerful man he generates pace and bounce from his strong shoulders and chest. He is also a useful lower-order hitter who has done particularly well in the limited overs formats.

He has since become a member of the ODI squad which means he has joined the ranks of the elite to represent the Proteas in all three formats.

Statistics

Batting
Format M IN NO R HS AVG SR 100S 50S CT ST
Tests 4 5 2 27 17* 9.00 44.26 0 0 2 0
ODIs 10 7 0 105 43 15.00 84.67 0 0 4 0
T20Is 6 3 2 25 22 25.00 250.00 0 0 1 0
First-class 138 193 23 3416 115* 20.09 74.19 1 16 66 0
List A 153 100 20 1623 128 20.28 114.94 1 3 25 0
Twenty20 130 87 26 787 46 12.90 148.77 0 0 26 0
Bowling
Format Mat Balls runs wkts bbm avg econ sr 4w 5w
Tests 4 667 422 10 4/97 42.20 3.79 66.7 0 0
ODIs 10 513 448 12 4/22 37.33 5.23 42.7 1 0
T20Is 6 122 173 9 3/18 19.22 8.50 13.5 0 0
First-class 138 23297 11731 407 28.82 3.02 57.2 11 18
List A 153 6950 5523 173 4/22 31.92 4.76 40.1 6 0
Twenty20 130 2628 3383 122 3/14 27.72 7.72 21.5 0 0

All-round Kleinveldt leads Cobras to victory

Rory Kleinveldt took four wickets with the ball and then struck vital runs at the death to carry the BuildNat Cape Cobras to a three-wicket win over the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in a game that went right down to the wire at the City Oval


Reeza’s 98 not enough to stop Cobras’ triumph

REEZA HENDRICKS completed his return to form with an unbeaten 98, but it wasn’t enough to get the VKB Knights off the mark in the RAM SLAM T20 as the Cape Cobras triumphed by four wickets at the Diamond Oval.


Kleinveldt shines with bat and ball

RORY KLEINVELDT announced his return to the Cape Cobras side with both runs and wickets to consign the Sunfoil Dolphins to a 64-run defeat at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.


Van Jaarsveld century sets up vital dolphins victory

VAUGHN van Jaarsveld’s sixth List A hundred put the Sunfoil Dolphins in prime position for a home play-off in the Momentum One-Day Cup as they beat the Nashua Cape Cobras by 25 runs at Newlands


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