It is no rocket science that the batting of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras has not clicked and that they have been very inconsistent throughout the CSA T20 Challenge-tournament.

“We need to step up as a batting unit, including myself,” said JP Duminy about the semi-finals of the CSA T20 Challenge on Wednesday against the Warriors at Buffalo Park in East London.

Duminy said the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras have not often put partnerships together and have consequently often been in rebuilding phases.

According to Duminy, “We have had good discussions and the top-six have claimed responsibility to put runs on the board. And I need to lead that in the semi-finals.”

“It is an opportunity to step up and I would like to see myself do that in the next game.”

In their previous two matches, the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras scored 133 and 121, and in both matches lost wickets at regular intervals.

Duminy is a world-class T20 batsman and has played with renewed freedom and success upon returning to the South African One Day International team recently.

“We definitely have the make-up to score 160 to 180 runs. We must determine what the conditions are in East London and if the conditions allow you to play a certain brand which allows you to score between 160 and 180, then we need to identify that as early as possible and play accordingly,” Duminy added.

The bowling has generally been good throughout the tournament, with Vernon Philander and Rory Kleinveldt the stand-out performers.

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