One Day Cup

Kleinveldt to lead Cobras in One Day Cup semi

2018-01-29 17:52
Rory Kleinveldt (Gallo Images)

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.


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