Clinching a semi-final berth and increasing their momentum are some of the main objectives for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras when they clash with the Multiply Titans on Wednesday at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

“We have gained a bit of momentum,” said coach Ashwell Prince about the recent two excellent wins over the bizhub Highveld Lions and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins.

“Some of the positives we’ve gained from the first seven matches are that a few of the top-seven batsmen have produced half-centuries or more and powered the team to victories. The bowling was also very good in the last two games. The one area of weakness that I can highlight though, is the catching, with important batsmen dropped at crucial stages,” said Prince.

It is an area in which the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras allowed the Titans to score close to 70 runs in their previous clash at PPC Newlands, where they dropped Aiden Markram on 105 and he went on to add 64 runs off 23 balls.

“We want to get to a standard of play in which all three departments are firing – a standard which is required in knockout matches. But we want to get to that standard in our next game,” Prince said.

One win out of the next three would see the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras secure a semi-final spot, but according to Prince, “We don’t want to wait for the final match to ensure that we are in the semi-final. We want to secure a place in the semi-finals in our next match.”

Hashim Amla and JP Duminy have been recalled to the Proteas team for the remainder of the Sri Lanka ODI series, whilst fellow Protea, Vernon Philander is available for selection for the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras.

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras squad: Akhona Mnyaka, Aviwe Mgijima, Dane Paterson, Dane Piedt, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Kyle Verreynne, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Pieter Malan, Rory Kleinveldt, Tladi Bokako, Vernon Philander, Zubayr Hamza