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Cape Cobras
Cape Cobras logo.svg
Captain South Africa Dane Piedt
South Africa JP Duminy
Coach South Africa Ashwell Prince
Team information

Home      Blue      Yellow

Away      Orange      Blue
Founded 2005
Home ground PPC Newlands
Capacity 25,000
Official website: Cape Cobras


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The Cape Cobras (known as the World Sports Betting 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 Domestic 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 CSA T20 Challenge, the Cobras will play in blue shirts and trousers with slight yellow accents as well as orange and blue kits to represent their sponsor's corporate colours. Their current kit provider is BAS. Their associate sponsor is local radio station Heart FM


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


Contracted players for the 2018/19 season. Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Janneman Malan South Africa (1996-04-18) 18 April 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Pieter Malan South Africa (1989-08-12) 12 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Hashim Amla South Africa (1983-03-31) 31 March 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm medium National contract
David Bedingham South Africa (1994-04-22) 22 April 1994 (age 24) Right-handed
JP Duminy South Africa (1984-04-14) 14 April 1984 (age 34) Left-handed Right arm off break Captain - (T20 cricket)

National contract

Zubayr Hamza South Africa (1995-06-19) 19 June 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Simon Khomari South Africa (1991-10-10) 10 October 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Aviwe Mgijima South Africa (1988-08-10) 10 August 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Kyle Verreynne South Africa (1997-05-12) 12 May 1997 (age 21) Right-handed
Dayyaan Galiem South Africa (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Wayne Parnell South Africa (1989-07-30) 30 July 1989 (age 29) Left-handed Left arm fast-medium
Vernon Philander South Africa (1985-06-24) 24 June 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast National contract
Jason Smith South Africa (1994-10-11) 11 October 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
George Linde South Africa (1991-12-04) 4 December 1991 (age 26) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Dane Piedt South Africa (1990-03-06) 6 March 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm off break Captain - (First class and List A cricket)
Seam Bowlers
Ferisco Adams South Africa (1989-07-12) 12 July 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tladi Bokako South Africa (1993-04-21) 21 April 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm fast
Mthiwekhaya Nabe South Africa Right-handed Right arm fast
Rory Kleinveldt South Africa (1983-03-15) 15 March 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Dane Paterson South Africa (1989-04-04) 4 April 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast
Lizaad Williams South Africa (1993-10-01) 1 October 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast

Noted players[edit]

External sources[edit]