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Rory Keith Kleinveldt (born 15 March 1983 in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa) is a South African first-class cricketer. He made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against Bangladesh in Johannesburg on 5 November 2008.

Rory Kleinveldt
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Personal information
Full nameRory Keith Kleinveldt
Born (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 35)
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium-fast
RoleAll-rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 313)9 November 2012 v Australia
Last Test22 February 2013 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 106)19 January 2013 v New Zealand
Last ODI10 March 2013 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2002–2006Western Province
2005–presentCape Cobras
2008Hampshire
2015–2018Northamptonshire (squad no. 6)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 10 146 167
Runs scored 27 105 3,609 1,831
Batting average 9.00 15.00 19.82 20.80
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/16 1/3
Top score 17* 43 115* 128
Balls bowled 667 513 24,752 7,660
Wickets 10 12 450 188
Bowling average 42.20 37.33 27.74 32.40
5 wickets in innings 0 0 20 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 2 n/a
Best bowling 3/65 4/22 9/65 4/22
Catches/stumpings 2/– 4/– 71/– 27/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 August 2018

During the 2008 County Championship Kleinveldt played for Hampshire. From 2015 he has played for Northants.

CareerEdit

Kleinveldt was a star on the rise after he was named in the ODI squad to play Sri Lanka in January 2012, but he did not get a game before he was withdrawn with an injury. Two months later, he tested positive for marijuana and was immediately dropped from the Cobras' T20 campaign. Kleinveldt confessed at the first opportunity and conceded that he had "behaved irresponsibly and made a big mistake." He made his test debut on the 9 November 2012 against Australia in a drawn match.

He along with David Miller set the record for the highest 9th wicket partnership in ICC Champions Trophy history(95)[1]

In August 2017, he was named in Cape Town Knight Riders' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[2] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[3]

In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Cape Cobras team for the 2018–19 season.[4] In October 2018, he was named in Tshwane Spartans' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut) | Highest partnerships by wicket | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-06-17.
  2. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Prince announces 'exciting' World Sports Betting Cape Cobras Squad for 2018/2019". Cape Cobras. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  5. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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