• Davids and Cobras target opening victory

    Assistant coach Faiek Davids has implored the Cape Cobras to improve in Tuesday’s One-Day Cup fixture against the Knights after defeat to the Warriors.

    The Cobras haven’t played since their 8 February loss at Boland Park in Paarl, but 10 days later, are motivated to gather an opening victory in the tournament.

    ‘This is a very, very important game for us. We were in a good position in that first game, so to have lost from there was very disappointing,’ said Davids.

    ‘We hope the players have learnt from that, and now we’re very keen to get on the board and find some momentum.

    ‘The Knights are a good white-ball team, so we know what they are capable of. But we need to focus on our skill set. We trust in our preparations and look forward to a positive result in Bloemfontein.’

    The visitors will be without batsman JP Duminy, who is still sidelined by the shoulder injury that might prevent participation in the Proteas’ limited-overs series against Sri Lanka next month.

    ‘His shoulder is not 100% yet. His batting is where it needs to be, but fielding and bowling not yet. We’ve decided to give him a bit more time,’ added Davids.

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