Cape Cobras

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Cape Cobras
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Captain:

South Africa Justin Ontong (T20),

South Africa Omphile Ramela (List A)
Coach: South Africa Paul Adams
Overseas player: Trinidad and Tobago Kieron Pollard
Colours:      Blue      Yellow
Founded: 2005
Home ground: PPC Newlands
Capacity: 25,000
Official website: Cape Cobras

The Cape Cobras (known as the BuildNat Cape Cobras for sponsorship purposes) are a franchise cricket team representing the Western Province and Boland areas in South African domestic cricket. The team's dual home venues are PPC Newlands, Cape Town and Boland Park, Paarl.

The Cobras play in the Sunfoil Cup, Momentum 1 Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge competitions, and are one of the most successful domestic sides in the modern era.

Playing kit[edit]

During the Momentum 1 Day Cup and T20 Challenge, the Cobras play in blue shirts and trousers with slight yellow accents. Their current kit provider is BAS. Their associate sponsor is local radio station KFM.

Honours[edit]

  • SuperSport Series (3) - 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13 ; shared (0) -
  • MTN Championship (1) - 2006–07
  • Pro20 Series (2) - 2008–09, 2010–2011"

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Matthew Kleinveldt South Africa England (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm off break
Andrew Puttick South Africa (1980-12-11) 11 December 1980 (age 35) Left-handed Right arm leg break Occasional keeper
Omphile Ramela South Africa (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 28) Left-handed Left arm orthodox First-class captain
Cebo Tshiki South Africa (1990-03-21) 21 March 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm medium
Stiaan van Zyl South Africa (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 29) Left-handed Right arm medium
Batsmen
Hashim Amla South Africa (1983-03-31) 31 March 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium One-day opener
JP Duminy South Africa (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm off break
Sybrand Engelbrecht South Africa (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break
Zubayr Hamza South Africa (1990-06-19) 19 June 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Simon Khomari South Africa (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Richard Levi South Africa (1988-01-14) 14 January 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium One-day opener
Pieter Malan South Africa (1989-08-12) 12 August 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Justin Ontong South Africa (1980-01-04) 4 January 1980 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break Limited-overs and T20 Captain
Keegan Petersen South Africa (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm leg break Occasional wicket-keeper
Wicket-keepers
Dane Vilas South Africa (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed
All-rounders
Dayyaan Galiem South Africa (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Aviwe Mgijima South Africa (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Wayne Parnell South Africa (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
Vernon Philander South Africa (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast T-20 only
Jason Smith South Africa (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 22) Right handed Right arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
George Linde South Africa (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Dane Piedt South Africa (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break
Nkululeko Serame South Africa (1987-01-26) 26 January 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm off break
Siya Simetu South Africa (1991-08-22) 22 August 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Seam Bowlers
Ferisco Adams South Africa (1989-07-12) 12 July 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Beuran Hendricks South Africa (1990-06-08) 8 June 1990 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
Rory Kleinveldt South Africa (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Tshepo Moreki South Africa (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Dane Paterson South Africa (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast
Zakhele Qwabe South Africa (1988-05-25) 25 May 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Dale Steyn South Africa (1983-06-27) 27 June 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast
Lizaad Williams South Africa (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Brendan Young South Africa (1992-05-05) 5 May 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm fast

Contracted players and second team players who have represented Cobras in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

Noted players[edit]

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions