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2014 CLT20 Team Preview: Cape Cobras


  • 2014 CLT20 Team Preview: Cape Cobras

    Qualification: Qualified as the runners up from South Africa’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

    Cape Cobras in CLT20:

     

    Season

    Final Position

    2009

    Semi Finals

    2010

    DNP

    2011

    First Round

    2012

    DNP

    2013

    DNP

     

     

     

    Cape Cobras Squad for CLT20 2014:

    Batsmen:

    •   Hashim Amla
    •   Richard Levi
    •   Stiaan Van Zyl
    •   JP Duminy
    •   Omphile Ramela
    •   Justin Ontong (Captain)

    Bowlers:

    •   Rory Kleinveldt
    •   Charl Langaveldt
    •   Vernon Philander
    •   Dane Piedt
    •   Zakhele Qwabe

    All-Rounders:

    •   Justin Kemp
    •   Robin Peterson
    •   Aviwe Mgijima

    Wicket-Keeper(s):

    •   Dane Vilas

    Coach: Paul Adams

     

    Strengths:

    •          They have a pretty decent squad.
    •          They have many proven match winners.
    •          They are an exceptional fielding side.
    •          They are the most balanced side in the tournament.

    Weakness:

    •          Playing in Indian conditions will add some pressure to the players.
    •          Absence of Quality Spinners.

    Cape Cobras, who lost to Dolphins in the finals of the Ram Slam T20 challenge enter the tournaments as one of the favourites to win the tournament. Cobras will be without the services of Jacques Kallis, who chose to represent his IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders rather than his home team. They have a very strong top order with Hashim Amla and Richard Levi opening the innings followed by Van Zyl at number three.

    The middle order containing JP Duminy, skipper Ontong and Kemp is reliable and can play according to the situation. They have couple of decent All Rounders in Kemp and Peterson. Their pace attack is the tournament’s best as they have Vernon Philander, Charl Langaveldt and Kleinveldt apart from couple of decent spinners in Peterson and Piedt.

    The Cobras, placed in a tough group will look to end the tournament as winners and become the first South African team to win the tournament.

    Possible Playing XI:Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Dane Vilas, JP Duminy, Justin Ontong, Justin Kemp, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Rory Klienveldt, Charl Langaveldt, Dane Piedt.

    2014 CLT20 Schedule:

    Match No.

    Date

    Opponent

    Venue

    Time

    1

    19/9/2014

    Qualifier

    Raipur

    20:00 IST

    2

    21/9/2014

    Hobart Hurricanes

    Hyderabad

    16:00 IST

    3

    26/9/2014

    Barbados Tridents

    Mohali

    16:00 IST

    4

    28/9/2014

    Kings XI Punjab

    Mohali

    20:00 IST

     

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