Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams has told his unhappy senior players to step up and offer support to his impressive youngsters.
Many of his stars have been part of a movement to get Gogga to resign and a CCMA meeting on Tuesday has resulted in the union having to come up with a solution in two weeks.
But ahead of their Sunfoil Series round-three clash against the Warriors starting at Newlands today, he wants his groot manne to come to the party,
Stiaan van Zyl’s 91-run aggregate from four innings is the highest contribution from a senior player,
whereas young allrounder Jason Smith has already scored over 200 runs so far.
Other rookies like batsmen Zubayr Hamza and Matthew Kleinveldt have also shown promise – both have scored more than 100 runs in total — in what has been a bleak start to the
season for one of SA’s traditionally stronger franchises.
“It’s been a tough start, but what we’re looking to do is to draw on the performances of the young players,” says Adams, whose side has lost both matches thus far.
He adds of the rookies: “The way they’ve played has been inspiring. Someone like young Smith, he’s showed so much calmness under pressure.
“We now need some of the senior guys to step up and support the younger players. Hopefully that will happen from here forward.”