Cape Town - Rory Kleinveldt will lead the Cape Cobras in the absence of JP Duminy in the One Day Cup semi-final on Wendnesday at Newlands.
Duminy will link up with the Proteas for the six-match ODIs against India, starting on Thursday at Kingsmead.
The Proteas all-rounder stated that it
was a very rewarding three and a half months.
"I feel comfortable
leaving, because we have a team that can go all the way," said Duminy.
Cobras coach Ashwell Prince saluted
the role of Duminy in the victory by 10 runs (D/L method) against the Warriors.
He said Duminy's absence is a massive setback and he will be sorely missed on
and off the field because of the role he played as captain, batsman and bowler.
As a package,
it would be nigh impossible to replace Duminy, as he has scored 416 runs at an
average of 52.
However, IOL confirmed that Kleinveldt will captain the Cobras for the
semi-finals against the Dolphins on Wednesday, January 31 at Newlands.
Meanwhile, the Dolphins will also be without their regular captain Khaya Zondo after he received a surprise call-up to the national team.
Imran Tahir will join his team-mate at the Proteas, although Dolphins will have Test left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj back in Cape Town.