Kleinveldt ready to lead Cobras

Newly appointed Cape Cobras captain Rory Kleinveldt believes he has a strong support structure.

The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras named Paul Adams as their new coach on 26 June 2012. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The Cape Cobras will be looking for their second consecutive four-day domestic victory when they take on the Knights at Boland Park on Thursday.

The Cape-side completely dominated the Lions in an emphatic 10 wicket victory last week.

The Cobras recently appointed Paul Adams as head coach and now they have named Rory Kleinveldt as their captain.

Kleinveldt's appointment came perhaps as a bit of a surprise after he publicly admitted to using dagga, earlier in 2012.

But he says he has completely changed his life around.

"What happened in the past was tough on me, but I had to pick myself up and make few changes. It has obviously benefitted me and being captain is a new challenge, but I'm looking forward to it."

Kleinveldt says he is drawing on the experience of those around him.

"I've got a lot of guys I can lean on. Obviously, it's a new experience for me but I've got good guys around me."

Kleinveldt adds the Adams has been a positive force in his position as coach.