There is no panic in the Cape Cobras dressing room and the team was bolstered by an undoubted highlight of Sunday’s 15-run loss against the Dolphins – the unbeaten fourth-wicket stand by batsmen Hashim Amla and Aviwe Mgijima – said the Cobras skipper, JP Duminy.
Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince expects the injection of the Proteas into the T20 Challenge to significantly bolster the strength of the competition ahead of their opening game against the Dolphins in Centurion on Sunday.
A brief look at the congested nature of South Africa’s ODI and T20 program in February – nine matches – will tell you that Temba Bavuma might have a serious shot at playing more white-ball cricket for the Proteas soon.
The announcement of JP Duminy as skipper for the T20 Challenge and the possible availability of Wayne Parnell provided two welcome boosts for the Cape Cobras in the build-up to the opening clash against the Dolphins.
Cape Cobras coach Ashwell Prince has been counting the cost of some of their catching after the opening half of the Sunfoil Series season as they headed to the four-day break with five draws from five matches.
The Cape Cobras boast match winners all the way down the order and the presence of experienced and flexible international players will boost their chances in the domestic T20 Challenge, according to Richard Levi.
The Cape Cobras owe much of their success with the bat to the excellent attitudes of individual batsmen who have utilized opportunities expertly, said Justin Ontong, one of the heroes of the Cape side after the first half of the Sunfoil Series competition.