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Charl Langeveldt

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
South Africa, South African Academy, Border, Boland, Derbyshire, Kent, Leicestershire, South Africa A, South African Invitation XI, South Africa Pres XI, Bangalore, Kolkata, Cape Cobras, Somerset, Highveld Lions, Basnahira Cricket Dundee
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
South Africa
Born:
December 17, 1974, Stellenbosch,Cape Province

Profile

If one could count the number of cricketers who moonlit as prison warders early in their careers, you’d only end up with Charl Langeveldt. The muscular pace man with a distinct windmill action had a start stop International career due to stiff competition.

Since his debut in 2001, Langeveldt has had year-long sabbaticals from the South African squad on no less than three occasions. Appearances for Langeveldt have largely been in limited overs, but he has seen more highlights than what some of his fellow countrymen experience over an entire International career. His second ODI against Kenya provided Langeveldt his first moment of reckoning, with figures of 4/21 helping South Africa to one of their largest ODI wins. In 2005, on being called up to the Test side to visiting England, Langeveldt took a 5-for on debut to again lead the Proteas to a resounding victory. His first ODI five-for came at one of his favourite soils at the Caribbean, where figures of 5/62 defeated West Indies by a dramatic single run. An unlikely hat trick off the final over by Langeveldt completely turned the tides and provided ODI cricket with one of its best matches.

In between, he played a solitary game in the 2003 World Cup that ended in disappointment for hosts South Africa. They did bounce back four years hence in 2007, with Langeveldt among the team’s bowling spearheads. He recorded his career best 5/39 in the tournament against finalists Sri Lanka and after Shaun Pollock’s retirement, Langeveldt was one of the frontrunners for a permanent spot to spearhead the pace attack with Makhaya Ntini and Dale Steyn. While constantly battling for a spot with the fiery Andre Nel and emerging talents such as Wayne Parnell, Langeveldt’s workman-like attributes are unique in a South African squad that boasts of immense depth fast bowling options.


Fast Facts

  • Charl Langeveldt was South Africa’s joint leading wicket taker in the 2007 World Cup along with Andrew Hall. The duo took 14 wickets each in the tournament.
  • He became the 17th player overall and the first South African to take an ODI hat-trick.
  • Langeveldt was named South Africa Player of the Year 2007.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 6 4 16 2 8 30.76 0 0 10
ODI 72 21 73 10 6.63 58.87 0 0 12
T20 9 3 4 2 4 50 0 0 2*
IPL 7 2 8 0 4 88.88 0 0 8
CLT20 6 0 0 - 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 6 10 999 593 16 5/46 / 37.06 3.56 0 1 0 28
ODI 72 71 3489 2962 100 5/39 / 29.62 5.09 1 2 0 124
T20 9 9 198 241 17 4/19 / 14.17 7.30 1 0 0 15
IPL 7 7 156 187 13 3/15 / 14.38 7.19 0 0 0 9
CLT20 6 6 122 175 5 2/32 / 35 8.60 0 0 0 11
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 11 0 4
T20 1 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2006
 
ODI:
2001-2010
 
T20:
2005-2010
 
IPL:
2009-2011
 
CLT20:
2009-2011
Test
Debut:
South Africa Vs England at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 02, 2005
Last played:
South Africa Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 02, 2006
ODI
Debut:
South Africa Vs Kenya at De Beers Diamond Oval, Kimberley - Oct 14, 2001
Last played:
South Africa Vs Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi - Oct 31, 2010
T20
Debut:
South Africa Vs New Zealand at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 21, 2005
Last played:
South Africa Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, St Peter's, Antigua - May 19, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Kolkata Vs Rajasthan at Kingsmead, Durban - May 20, 2009
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Punjab at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala - May 17, 2011
CLT20
Debut:
Cape Cobras Vs Bangalore at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Cape Cobras Vs Trinidad and Tobago at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Oct 04, 2011
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