New Cape Cobras recruit Corbin Bosch is optimistic about taking his game to the next level at his new franchise under the guidance of head coach Ashwell Prince.
The 25-year-old spent the past six years in Pretoria, having made his T20 debut for the Titans against the Knights in 2014.
He was also an integral figure for the South African U19 team that won the World Cup that year in the UAE under the captaincy of Proteas batsman Aiden Markram.
But, a lack of game time during the last few seasons at the Titans had Bosch decide to move to Cape Town, where he is hoping to excel his potential and contribute to the Cobras.
‘I think my game at SA U19 level was a scaled-down version of what it is now. A lot of the things I did back then I still do now and the processes I believe in, but the one big change has obviously been me going to the gym so that I am able to bowl faster.
‘Most of my game has been shaped from U19 level, along with experiences and the coaches I’ve worked with along the way,’ explained Bosch.
By saying that, the medium pacer is embracing the opportunity to gain as much knowledge and insights from Prince.
‘I definitely do think Ashwell can help me develop my game in order to help me move on to the next level. I think his coaching style may be a lot like Boucher’s coaching, which will really help me a lot and I look forward to working with him to just kick on from what I’ve learned thus far,’ he continued.
The Cobras produced players such as Janneman and Pieter Malan, Kyle Verreynne and George Linde for the Proteas set-up this past season, while Zubayr Hamza also featured in the Test series against England.
Bosch, though, wants to add to his experience with the talented batch of players around him while hoping for better Cobras campaigns in the upcoming season.
The Cape Town outfit had a forgettable season, finishing bottom of the log in both the Momentum One-Day Cup and the 4-Day Franchise series, going winless in the red-ball format.
‘I learned a lot of little technical things from Rory [Kleinveldt] when we were both with the Tshwane Spartans in the MSL and it was nice to get to see how he goes about things and the way he thinks about his game. I’m hoping I get to work with him some more while I’m in Cape Town,’ added Bosch.