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Charl Kenneth Langeveldt (born 17 December 1974) is a South African cricket coach and former cricketer who is the current bowling coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team.

Charl Langeveldt
Personal information
Full nameCharl Kenneth Langeveldt
Born (1974-12-17) 17 December 1974 (age 44)
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 298)2 January 2005 v England
Last Test2 January 2006 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 67)14 October 2001 v Kenya
Last ODI31 October 2010 v Pakistan
T20I debut (cap 6)21 October 2005 v New Zealand
Last T20I19 May 2010 v West Indies
Domestic team information
2004/05–2006/07Highveld Lions
2007/08–2011/12Cape Cobras
2009–2010Kolkata Knight Riders
2011Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 6 72 104 233
Runs scored 16 73 1,219 444
Batting average 8.00 6.63 14.34 8.70
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 10 12 56 33*
Balls bowled 999 3,489 19,533 11,043
Wickets 16 100 334 359
Bowling average 37.06 29.62 28.87 23.83
5 wickets in innings 1 2 9 8
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 5/46 5/39 6/48 5/7
Catches/stumpings 2/– 11/– 31/– 38/–
Source: CricInfo, 12 December 2016

As a cricket player, he played all formats of the game. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, he played for the South Africa national team between 2001 and 2010, primarily in One Day Internationals. He was the bowling coach for the national side.


Domestic careerEdit

Langeveldt was born at Stellenbosch in Cape Province[1] and worked as a warder at the Drakenstein Correctional Centre before pursuing his career in cricket.[2] In 2005, Langeveldt was Morecambe Cricket Club's professional player;[3] he later returned to the Northern Premier League for the 2007 season with Netherfield Cricket Club.[4]

In 2008, Langeveldt joined Derbyshire as a Kolpak player,[5] before playing for Kent as an overseas player in the 2011 Friends Life t20. Langeveldt also played for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

International careerEdit

He made his Test debut in January 2005 against England at his home ground of Cape Town and took 5 for 46 in the first innings.[6] His ODI debut came much earlier, in October 2001 against Kenya at Kimberley, where he took two wickets. He was rewarded with 4 for 21 in the following game at Newlands. Included in South Africa's 2003 World Cup squad, he played in only one game which was in the pool stage against Kenya.

In 2005, in the 3rd ODI against the West Indies at Barbados, he took a hat-trick in the last over as South Africa won the match by 1 run. He bowled Ian Bradshaw and Daren Powell before getting Corey Collymore LBW to seal the victory. It was the first ever ODI hat-trick by a South African.[7]

In 2007 he played in his second Cricket World Cup and after taking 5/39 in their win against Sri Lanka he became just the third South African to take a World Cup 5 wicket haul,[8] which was also the first 5 wicket haul of the 2007 World Cup.[9]

In early 2008, Langeveldt was controversially selected in the Test team for tour of India, at the expense of the white paceman André Nel. This was widely believed to be due to an order from Cricket South Africa to select more non-white players in the team as part of its transformation policy, rather than performance. Langeveldt declined his selection, citing the controversy over the selection.[10]

Coaching CareerEdit

Langeveldt was South Africa's bowling coach for some time. On 30 October 2017, it was decided that Ottis Gibson will take over the role of South Africa's bowling coach.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Charl Langeveldt, CricInfo. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  2. ^ "'Prison guard job made me tough'". Gulf News. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 26 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Morecambe CC". Archived from the original on 16 February 2007. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  4. ^ "Netherfield CC Club Officials". Northern Cricket League. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  5. ^ "Langeveldt signs for Derbyshire". BBC. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2008.
  6. ^ "3rd Test: South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2005". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2011.
  7. ^ "One Day Internationals - Hat Tricks". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  8. ^ "World Cup 5 wickets in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  9. ^ "South Africa survive Malinga's menacing spell". Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 April 2007.
  10. ^ I did not interfere in team selection for India - Arendse, CricInfo, 31 May 2008. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
  11. ^ "Gibson to take over SA bowling coach role from Langeveldt". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

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