• Heat and Spartans consigned to washout

    Saturday’s Mzansi Super League fixture between the Durban Heat and Tshwane Spartans in Durban was washed out without a delivery bowled.

    The fixture was abandoned about 70 minutes after the scheduled start, as rain continued to fall at Kingsmead Stadium.

    ‘Like any coach I want to win, I want to win the tournament and that’s what I’m here for. We’ve put our squad together – the process was a lot of fun and you hope that you’ve now put a team together that will go out there, that will win the right amount of games that will get you into the playoffs,’ said Heat head coach Gary Kirsten prior to the match.

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    The Heat’s squad includes England batsman Alex Hales, who was recruited as an international marquee player, and former Proteas wicketkeeper-batsman Dane Vilas, who captained the Jozi Stars to the maiden MSL title last year.

    ‘You can never predict this game, but we hope the experience that has been added will help us. Well, that’s the thinking at least and if the right guys hit form for us and get us to win big-moment games it will help,’ added Kirsten.

    On Sunday, the Cape Town Blitz will visit the Paarl Rocks at Boland Park and the Stars will play the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants in Port Elizabeth.

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