Time for Cobras fix

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November 29, 2016
Time for Cobras fix

BACK TO HIS BEST: Richard Levi

Team confident despite inconsistent performance.

Second from bottom on the log in the T20 Challenge, the Cape Cobras are in trouble.

Coach Paul Adams’ side has not been at their best this season and they haven’t been helped by the weather gods either, with their last two games raining out.

But they remain confident and with their next game being on December 4 only, Richard Levi and his teammates have some time to work on their flaws.

There were encouraging signs in their last match against log leaders the Titans, with Levi especially looking good with the bat, scoring 45 runs off 27 balls as the Cobras amassed 115/4 in 10 overs.

Of his knock, the big hitter says: “My boundaries were pretty much scored to both sides of the
wicket.”

Seen as a bit of a short-format specialist, Levi also scored 144 in a three-day clash for Western Province recently, adding: “I would like to play more four-day cricket, because it helps to set up the basis for T20-cricket.”

Rory Kleinveldt, too, shone for the Cobras, scoring 28 off 8 balls, with Levi saying of his teammate: “He has shown while playing for Northamptonshire that he is an extremely dangerous player in all formats.”

While the duo have already represented the Proteas, Levi believes rookie Jason Smith is destined for big things, concluding: “[He is a ]massive talent who can represent South Africa. If you can bat, bowl and field like him, you are in high demand… he has got all the attributes.”

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