South African death bowling specialist Charl Langeveldt could be an option for the Kolkata Knight Riders when they face the Rajasthan Royals in Cape Town.
The Knight Rider’s bowling attack is far from settled having used seven bowlers in both their opening games and Langeveldt, who enjoyed a wonderful season for the Cape Cobras, could be the man they turn to to solve their problems with the ball.
The Rajasthan Royals go into the game still searching for their first win of the 2009 IPL.
The rain in Durban robbed them of an opportunity to get their season going, while in their only other outing to date the Royals didn’t fare too well at the crease, having been bowled out for just 58, the lowest score in the history of the tournament, against the Bangalore Royal Challengers at Newlands last Saturday.
In Proteas skipper Graeme Smith and the promising Swapnil Asnodkar, they have solid openers, but their mission will be to set a platform for hitters like Yusuf Pathan, Dimitri Mascarenhas and Tyron Henderson later in the innings.