Captain Farhaan Behardien has demanded better from himself and Pakistan duo Asif Ali and Mohammad Nawaz for the remainder of the Cape Town Blitz’s Mzansi Super League campaign.
The Blitz were defeated by the Jozi Stars on Tuesday when Ali, Behardien and Nawaz failed in the middle order – a familiar theme for the trio recently.
‘We haven’t really done well as a middle order unit, but when the time comes, hopefully, we can put our hands up and the situation will present itself. Guys like myself, Ali, Nawaz – some of the more experienced guys – need to put our hands up and accept responsibility for not contributing as much,’ said Behardien.
The Cape Town outfit remained at the top of the six-team standings despite the loss, but their lead has been cut to just five points. The Stars are second and the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants third.
‘We don’t want to complicate things too much because we are still top of the log. We have only lost a couple of games, but we have won quite a few games,’ added Behardien.
‘It’s a ruthless game and sometimes you’ve just got to take your hiding and accept that the opposition played better on the night.’
The Blitz will meet the Paarl Rocks at Newlands on Friday.