The Cape Cobras are keen to bounce back after a dismal start to the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge.
They’ve played three and lost three, but Captain JP Duminy says one win will bring the necessary confidence and that there’s still a long way to go in the competition to turn things around.
The Cape Cobras are hard at work.
A team sprinkled with classy international batsman such as Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma and Duminy together with international bowlers such as Vernon Philander, Dane Paterson and Wayne Parnell.
But it’s been tough, especially with defeats last weekend to the Highveld Lions and the Titans.
JP Duminy, Cape Cobras Captain, says, “Look, it has been disappointing, but there is no panic stations at the moment; three games, three losses, still seven games in the round. So, there’s still plenty to play for … that’s the main focus for us, trying to focus on the things we want to improve on.”
The Cape franchise has lacked intensity with both bat and ball as well as in the field, but Coach Ashwell Prince and the captain are aware of their shortcomings and what needs to be done.
JP Duminy says, “I think the execution of our skills … we’ll admit that hasn’t been on par and understanding what conditions we are up against this past weekend, we didn’t assess the conditions quick and well enough.”
The Cape Cobras have an opportunity to turn things around this weekend when they play the Lions in Paarl on Friday and the Knights at Newlands on Sunday.
Duminy says, “We understand we are not that far away. It’s just one or two things we need to tweak and get right a few things to go our way and we’re back on the winning streak.”
They will be hoping to get on a roll sooner rather than later or it could be a campaign that could get harder and harder if the defeats keep on mounting.