The Highveld Lions suffered the frustration of a second rained-off One-Day Cup match as the rain lashed the Wanderers, forcing their match against the Knights to be abandoned.
Highveld Lions coach Enoch Nkwe was looking forward to a tough One-Day Cup battle between two desperate sides when they hosted the Knights at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.
After the first three games of the 2019 One-Day Cup, neither team have managed to notch up a win. The Lions were beaten by the Dolphins and then had their second match against the Warriors washed out in midweek. The Knights lost their opening game of the tournament to the Titans last weekend.
‘Even though we got off the mark with those two points, it’s not ideal,’ said Nkwe. ‘The weather was frustrating on Wednesday, but that’s not something we can control. We’re going to have to now try and maximise our preparation for the next game.
Knights coach Alan Kruger, meanwhile, was also looking forward to a better showing from his players, especially his bowlers, after they disappointed in their opening loss to the Titans.
‘We left a lot to be desired with the way we bowled,’ said Kruger. ‘We didn’t execute our skills and there’s no excuse for that. We weren’t on the money and it wasn’t good at all. It was a disappointing start for us.’
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