1 Day Cup

Cobras' experience 'is vital'

2011-12-09 07:31
Charl Langeveldt (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Cape Cobras seam bowler Charl Langeveldt believes their experience could prove vital in the 1-Day Cup final against the Warriors at Newlands on Friday.

The Cobras will go into the match with a star-studded line-up, with opening batsman Richard Levi expected to be the only guy in the starting team without international experience.

"I think experience could play a big role, especially in 50-over cricket. Tweny20 cricket is more of a lottery but in longer one-day cricket you have time to fight back if things initially go wrong.

"As an experienced player you have the knowledge that you have fought back from similar positions in the past," the 37-year-old veteran told Die Burger newspaper.

And Langeveldt will know all about good experiences to fall back onto in finals. He has never been on the losing side in a final, which includes trophy stints with Boland, Somerset (in England) and the Cobras.

The Cobras are expected not to pick seamers Rory Kleinveldt and Vernon Philander, which will see Langeveldt spearhead their attack with Dale Steyn. Captain Justin Kemp, spinner Robin Peterson and all-rounder Jacques Kallis will be the other recognised bowlers. JP Duminy and Justin Ontong can also be used as slow bowlers if need be.

Langevedlt said they expect a dry pitch, which could see Peterson open the bowling with his slow left-armers.

Both teams will only pick their final XI on Friday.

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