Paarl Rocks batsman Henry Davids is looking forward to a tight contest against the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in the Mzansi Super League at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.
The Giants and Rocks currently occupy first and second position, respectively, in the 2019’s tournament’s six-team standings. Just five points separate them.
‘All the teams are quite strong. It ultimately boils down to on the day how you execute, who does things better and who wants it more. I think most teams are fairly balanced and fairly equal,’ said Davids.
‘It will be the team that do their disciplines best who will come out on top.’
The Rocks will be without batsman JP Duminy for the rest of the tournament. He has been sidelined by injury and replaced by Northerns all-rounder Ruan de Swardt. The franchise also lost batsman Aiden Markram to injury before the tournament started.
‘With James Vince coming in to strengthen our top order, we needed another all-rounder to balance out the squad,’ added Rocks head coach Adrian Birrell.
‘Ruan has a lot of potential and I’m confident he’ll add some real value in the middle order and [he] gives us more options in our bowling attack as well.’