• Coetsee, Knights want to ‘get going’ against Cobras

    Assistant coach Werner Coetsee would understandably like to see the Knights welcome an opening victory in the 2019 One-Day Cup, come Tuesday’s key encounter with the Cape Cobras in Bloemfontein.

    The Knights were defeated by the Titans in Centurion and shared a washout with the Lions in Johannesburg earlier in the tournament. They currently occupy fifth position in the six-team standings.

    ‘We want to get going. After the first game where we were disappointed with our bowling, that became a big focus area for improvement,’ said Coetsee.

    ‘We worked hard at our fielding and bowling disciplines, so it was disappointing not to get the chance to show whether our hard work paid off.

    ‘Apart from the match being abandoned, the rain also frustrated some of our preparations. You know white-ball cricket is exciting, and now we just want to play.’

    The Cobras, meanwhile, will attempt to recover from defeat to the Warriors – and will play against a Knights outfit including returning fast bowler Marchant de Lange.

    ‘Both of us are not yet at our best, and hopefully we can get one over them to help get our season going. They have had a bit of a rough time lately and if we start well, maybe we can keep that pressure on them,’ added Coetsee.

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