CAPE TOWN. – Justin Kemp contracted pneumonia and won’t make the trip to Kingsmead, but the Cape Cobras do possess a manifesto for dominance against the Sunfoil Dolphins and have a battle plan to remove the world-class batsman called KP cheaply in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge semi-final play-offs on Wednesday.
Paul Adams, the Cape Cobras coach, said the all-rounder Kemp had flue, but has now developed full-blown pneumonia and he might be out for almost a month.
The middle-order batsman Lesiba Ngoepe has made a miraculous recovery from an ankle injury and will be available for the semi-finals, Adams added.
There is a new spirit in the Cape Cobras camp. The group was dejected after their loss to the Sunfoil Dolphins, but after the Warriors’ defeat to the bizhub Highveld Lions, the squad was rejuvenated and it was evident in a high octane practice at PPC Newlands on Monday.
The Dolphins boast the presence of several match-winning batsmen including Kevin Pietersen, David Miller and Morné van Wyk.
“It is about knowing the zones in which they are strong and less prolific and focusing on the areas in which they least want the ball to be bowled,” said Adams.
“We must execute our plans perfectly on the day,” he added.
Pietersen is at the summit of the list of batting averages in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge (121.33), with the Cape Cobras opener Wayne Parnell second on the same list.
When the two met previously, Parnell came out on top as he captured four for 20 to set up the Cape Cobras win at SuperSport Park.
That win coincided with a mid-season slump for the Dolphins.
“I think we have had a bit of an up and down season, especially in the middle period.
“We need to be more positive in the middle period with the bat,” Adams added.
He said Parnell and Richard Levi are two openers who can take the game away from the opposition to all parts of the ground.
The ideal is for them to continue after the conclusion of the power play, he added.
adminhttps://capecobras.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/World-Sports-Betting-Cape-Cobras-horizontal-2017.pngadmin2015-12-08 07:38:212019-01-28 14:55:18The Cape Cobras have to execute game plans for KP while staying positive, says Adams