• Gogga backs Cobras spin duo

    Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams has predicted a bright future for spinner George Linde and says Dane Piedt has regained his confidence ahead of the SA A tour of India.

    Adams has reaffirmed his belief in the star-qualities of Piedt and his talented left-arm apprentice Linde.

    Adams and Nicky Bojé featured at the recent national spinners camp in Pretoria. Part of the program was devoted to discussing appropriate tactics and game-plans for different phases during a match.

    Linde, currently at the national academy, is a man with the potential and his disconcerting bounce and spin can set up early failure for top batsmen.

    ‘He just needs experience and greater consistency,’ Adams said.

    Linde has taken 74 wickets in 21 first-class games. The 23-year old also impressed during the Cobras’ successful Ram Slam T20 Challenge in 2014-2015.

    Adams said Piedt’s confidence is back and they will check in with the player in the buildup to the South Africa A tour to India.

    Piedt suffered a serious shoulder injury in 2014, and struggled upon his return, but is rejuvenated after the national spinner’s camp.

    The off-spinner captured 8-152 on Test debut for South Africa last year.