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 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 Ram Slam T20 Challenge, the Cobras play in blue shirts and trousers with slight yellow accents. Their current kit provider is BAS. Without a title sponsor this season, the Cobras are wearing the Nelson Mandela Foundation logo on their shirts instead.[1] Their associate sponsor is 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.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Matthew Kleinveldt South Africa England (1989-08-10) 10 August 1989 (age 26) Left-handed Right-arm off-break
4 Andrew Puttick South Africa (1980-12-11) 11 December 1980 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm leg break
Omphile Ramela South Africa (1988-03-14) 14 March 1988 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
74 Stiaan van Zyl South Africa (1987-09-19) 19 September 1987 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Batsmen
1 Hashim Amla South Africa (1983-03-31) 31 March 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium One-day opener
21 JP Duminy South Africa (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 32) Left-handed Right-arm off break
88 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 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
50 Lesiba Ngoepe South Africa (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm
28 Justin Ontong South Africa (1980-01-04) 4 January 1980 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break Captain
Keegan Petersen South Africa (1993-08-08) 8 August 1993 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Wicket-keepers
44 Dane Vilas South Africa (1985-06-10) 10 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed
All-rounders
Sybrand Engelbrecht South Africa (1988-09-15) 15 September 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off-spin
34 Justin Kemp South Africa (1977-10-02) 2 October 1977 (age 38) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Shaheen Khan South Africa (1987-06-28) 28 June 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right Armmedium-fast
Wayne Parnell South Africa (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
5 Robin Peterson South Africa (1979-08-04) 4 August 1979 (age 36) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
24 Vernon Philander South Africa (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
George Linde South Africa (1991-04-12) 12 April 1991 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm
Dane Piedt South Africa (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
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
9 Rory Kleinveldt South Africa (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Aviwe Mgijima South Africa (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Tshepo Moreki South Africa (1993-07-10) 10 July 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Travis Muller South Africa (1993-03-04) 4 March 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Mpilo Njoloza South Africa (1988-12-20) 20 December 1988 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm medium-fast
44 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
10 Mthokozisi Shezi South Africa (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 28) Left-handed Left arm medium
8 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 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast

2015 Squad per Cricinfo (plus amateurs who have played in 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons)

Noted players[edit]

External sources[edit]

References[edit]

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