Charl Langeveldt

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Charl Langeveldt
Personal information
Born (1974-12-17) 17 December 1974 (age 40)
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 298) 2–6 January 2005 v England
Last Test 2–6 January 2006 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 67) 14 October 2001 v Kenya
Last ODI 31 October 2010 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011 Royal Challengers Bangalore
2008 Derbyshire
2011 (T20 only) Kent
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 6 72 104 233
Runs scored 16 73 1,219 444
Batting average 8.00 6.63 14.43 8.08
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 10 12 56 33*
Balls bowled 999 3,489 19,533 11,043
Wickets 16 100 334 359
Bowling average 37.06 29.62 28.59 23.83
5 wickets in innings 1 2 9 7
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/46 5/39 6/48 5/7
Catches/stumpings 2/– 11/– 31/– 38/–
Source: CricketArchive, 15 December 2013

Charl Kenneth Langeveldt (born 17 December 1974) is a retired cricketer who represented South Africa in both ODIs and Tests.

Langeveldt is a right-arm fast-medium swing bowler. He worked as a warden for the Drakenstein Correctional Centre before pursuing his career in cricket. [1] He made his Test debut in January 2005 against England at his home ground of Cape Town and took 5 for 46 in the first innings.[1] His ODI debut came much earlier, in October 2001 against Kenya at Kimberley where he took two wickets. He was rewarded with 4 for 21 in the following game at Newlands. Included in South Africa's 2003 World Cup squad, he played in only one game which was in the pool stage against Kenya.

In 2005, in the 3rd ODI against the West Indies at Barbados, he took a hat-trick in the last over as South Africa won the match by 1 run. He bowled Ian Bradshaw and Daren Powell before getting Corey Collymore LBW to seal the victory. It was the first ever ODI hat-trick by a South African.[2]

In 2005, Langeveldt was Morecambe Cricket Club's professional player;[3] he later returned to the Northern Premier League for the 2007 season with Netherfield Cricket Club.[4]

In 2007 he played in his second Cricket World Cup and after taking 5/39 in their win against Sri Lanka he became just the third South African to take a World Cup 5 wicket haul,[5] which was also the first 5 wicket haul of the 2007 World Cup.[6]

In early 2008, Langeveldt was controversially selected in the Test team for tour of India, at the expense of the white paceman André Nel. This was widely believed to be due to an order from Cricket South Africa to select more non-white players in the team as part of its transformation policy, rather than performance. Langeveldt declined his selection, citing the controversy over the selection.[7]

In 2008, Langeveldt joined Derbyshire as a Kolpak player,[8] before playing for Kent as an overseas player in the 2011 Friends Life t20. Langeveldt also plays for the Bangalore Royal Challengers in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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  1. ^ "3rd Test: South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 2005". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-18. 
  2. ^ "One Day Internationals - Hat Tricks". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Morecambe CC". Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Netherfield CC Club Officials". Northern Cricket League. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  5. ^ "World Cup 5 wickets in an innings". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
  6. ^ "South Africa survive Malinga's menacing spell". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2007-04-23. 
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  8. ^ "Langeveldt signs for Derbyshire". BBC. 26 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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