Cape Town - Rory Kleinveldt is determined not to stroll off into the sunset or fade
Instead, Kleinveldt, 32, wants to make a
stand and remind all and sundry of the talent which brought him 57 wickets for English county Northamptonshire in 2015.
senior bowler of the Cape Cobras, will be one of the spearheads when the
Cape champions meet the Titans in Benoni from Sunday, December 27 in a Sunfoil Series match.
recovered from the flu which kept me in bed for seven days. Today I bowled six
overs in the nets and it felt good,” he said.
added that assessing the right length and the conditions are important
ingredients for producing the goods in Benoni. The wicket can be a bit up and
down as the ball can skid through at different heights.
When he is
operating at the height of his powers, Kleinveldt can swing it both ways and
also move it both ways off the seam.
“The wicket in Benoni is a hit-the-wicket
kind of pitch and I’m that sort of bowler,” he added.
acknowledges his bowling performances in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge were “very
said the Cape Cobras are a team in a transitional phase and busy rebuilding. But
every player must take account of his performance and make sure he executes his
skills to perfection.
are set to unleash three experienced South African bowlers and one SA 'A'-bowler
against the Titans as Kleinveldt, Beuran Hendricks, Robin Peterson and Dane
Paterson have been included in the group of 13.
Ontong and Dane Vilas return to the squad, along with captain, Omphile Ramela.
the most experienced player in the batting line-up and it would be pivotal for
the Cape Cobras that Ontong, Andrew Puttick and Ramela lead the way with big
first-innings contributions to atone for the poor batting performances by the
star-studded team against the Knights.
Cape Cobras squad:
Omphile Ramela (captain), Andrew Puttick, Simon Khomari, Justin Ontong, Keegan
Petersen, Dane Vilas, Lesiba Ngoepe, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Dane
Paterson, Lizaad Williams, Beuran Hendricks, Tshepo Moreki