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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 name Rory Keith Kleinveldt
Born (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 35)
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
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
Years Team
2002–2006 Western Province
2005–present Cape Cobras
2008 Hampshire
2015 - Northamptonshire (squad no. 6)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 4 10 143 153
Runs scored 27 105 3,564 1,623
Batting average 9.00 15.00 20.13 20.28
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/16 1/3
Top score 17* 43 115* 128
Balls bowled 667 513 24,181 6,950
Wickets 10 12 436 173
Bowling average 42.20 37.33 27.99 31.92
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/– 70/– 25/–
Source: CricketArchive, 29 September 2017

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the rise after he was named in the ODI squad to play Sri Lanka in January 2012, but he did not get a game before he was withdrawn with an injury.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 postponed the tournament until November 2018.[3]

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