‘Cobras to strike’

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November 11, 2016
‘Cobras to strike’

WORLD-CLASS STAR: Windies ace Kieron Pollard

Adams says team needs to 'do the small, basic things in brilliant fashion'.

Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams wants his team to swing back into form when the T20 Challenge kicks off this weekend.

After a tough start to the cricket season, failing to win a Sunfoil Series game and a fallout between Adams and senior players, Gogga is looking for positives.

And he has a number of things to be upbeat about.

The sensational form of Justin Ontong and Keegan Petersen, the return of Kieron Pollard and Richard Levi plus the discovery of young allrounders Jason Smith and Dayyan Galiem has the coach buzzing.

Throw in the pace and movement of Beuran Hendricks, Dane Paterson and Wayne Parnell and the Cobras look capable of reclaiming the title they won in 2014.

And Gogga is hoping the team can pull together now when they face the Knights in the tournament opener at the Wanderers tomorrow (1.30pm)

The former Proteas spinner says: “What is needed for the Cape Cobras to succeed consistently is to do the small, basic things in brilliant fashion and to operate with that musketeer spirit – one for all and all for one.

“We have always prided ourselves in our explosive starts, regular contributions by the top-order and in our excellent swing bowling resources, from the days when Charl Langeveldt was at his peak to the current team in which Parnell, Hendricks, Galiem and Smith could be the executioners-in-chief with prodigious swing.”

Weekend T20 challenge fixtures

Saturday

Knights v Cobras (1.30pm)

Lions v Titans (6pm)

Sunday

Dolphins v Warriors

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