Showing more intent with the bat and improving in the field are the two areas targeted by the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in the match against the Warriors at St. George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Coach Ashwell Prince was full of praise for the bowling of the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras in the power play, and he also singled out the way the team handled the critical moments of matches, which explains why they have won four out of five games.

“Rory Kleinveldt and Vernon Philander have bowled brilliantly in the power plays which has served us very well,” Prince said.

“I anticipate the Warriors to play well in the next game, which makes them a dangerous outfit to conquer.”

Speaking about the batting, he said, “I want the team to show more intent throughout the 20 overs. That also means that they must increase the tally of boundaries. Most of our runs have come in the last four overs,” he said.

The winning of the toss has been an important factor in winning games, and so has the dew factor, which makes it a bit of a lottery.

The World Sports Betting Cape Cobras have not scored 170 yet in the competition in which the two slow bowlers of each team have played their roles splendidly in restricting teams.

The way the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras have handled the pressure with their bowlers has been a revelation, as was the case against the bizhub Highveld Lions and the VKB Knights.

“We had no right to win the match against the Knights, but Tladi Bokako bowled a brilliant spell and Nkululeko Serame bowled well, while Vernon and Rory finished it off at the end,” said Prince.

Prince also praised the role of the elder statesmen in the squad, Kleinveldt, Philander and Hashim Amla, in guiding the young squad on and off the field.

Prince added, “JP Duminy is still undergoing rehabilitation and will only be available for the last two games of the group phase.”

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