• Home semi top of Prince, Cobras agenda

    Coach Ashwell Prince is determined to see the Cape Cobras remain in contention for a home semi-final during the ongoing CSA T20 Challenge.

    The Cobras currently lead the 2019 tournament’s eight-team standings after four wins in seven matches. They will meet the fourth-placed Titans at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday.

    ‘We just lost a bit of momentum with that loss against the Warriors, and then the abandoned match after that. We’re looking to bounce back from that, and hopefully hit a bit of form and momentum again before the play-off stages,’ said Prince.

    ‘The Titans are in fourth position and won’t want those two bottom sides to get anywhere near them. That obviously makes it an important game for them as well. As is every other game in the competition.

    ‘People fighting for a home semi-final want to hold on to their positions, and the teams chasing them want to catch them. All the games are going to be important from here onwards.

    ‘There are no easy teams to play against and this is what I always say in almost every interview. With the nature of T20 cricket, you just need two or three guys to play well on the day and they can win the game for you.’

    The Cobras will be heavily challenged by a Titans outfit that sport the competition’s leading and fourth-highest run-scorers in the experienced Theunis de Bruyn and talented Diego Rosier.

    ‘It is important because we obviously know our conditions pretty well and we play well there. I would say that having a home semi-final is important,’ added Prince.

    ‘It is also a way of rewarding the fans because they have been excellent down here in Cape Town this season across all the competitions. It will be an ideal end to the season if we can do that, but it’s still a long way away.’

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