Smarter play against the spinners and more clinical execution, are the areas that have been targeted by the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in preparation for the CSA T20 Challenge match against the Multiply Titans at Eurolux Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.

“Our next two games are against Highveld teams who visit the coastal area. These are opportunities for us. They are two tough opponents but we are confident of our chances,” said assistant coach Faiek Davids.

Davids added the left-arm spinners have played a significant role in the T20 Challenge so far. “We think GF Linde can still improve and execute for us.”

“Our batting has not really fired and we have played at about 70% of our real potential. In the power play we had one game where our batsmen were explosive and that was against the Warriors at Paarl.

“We could still improve our batting in the power play and the middle order. Generally, we have been excellent at the business end of the innings with Rory (Kleinveldt), Vernon (Philander) and George (Linde) being belligerent.”

The World Sports Betting Cape Cobras’ bowling has generally been of the highest order, but the execution of Kleinveldt let him down in the death overs as he conceded 27 runs against the Warriors at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

“It was the exception rather than the rule,” Davids said.

“Our fielding can still improve and the Warriors threw themselves around on the boundary in our previous game and made match-winning saves. It is something we can still work on,” Davids said.

Ferisco Adams remains in the squad for Lizaad Williams who has gone to the bizhub Highveld Lions on loan for the remainder of the season whilst Hashim Amla returns to the squad.

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras squad: Rory Kleinveldt (capt), Ferisco Adams, Hashim Amla, David Bedingham, Tladi Bokako, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Aviwe Mgijima, Akhona Mnyaka, Dane Paterson, Vernon Philander, Nkululeko Serame, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne.