Rory Keith Kleinveldt (born 15 March 1983) is a South African former cricketer. He made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against Bangladesh in Johannesburg on 5 November 2008. In January 2019, Kleinveldt announced his retirement from cricket.
|Full name||Rory Keith Kleinveldt|
|Born||15 March 1983|
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
|Test debut (cap 313)||9 November 2012 v Australia|
|Last Test||22 February 2013 v Pakistan|
|ODI debut (cap 106)||19 January 2013 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||10 March 2013 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|2015–2018||Northamptonshire (squad no. 6)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 18 January 2019
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the rise after he was named in the ODI squad to play Sri Lanka in January 2012, but he did not get a game before he was withdrawn with an injury.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.
In August 2017, he was named in Cape Town Knight Riders' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League. However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.
In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Cape Cobras team for the 2018–19 season. In October 2018, he was named in Tshwane Spartans' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.
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