• Kirsten and Heat can’t fight the weather

    Head coach Gary Kirsten admits the Durban Heat are at the mercy of the weather ahead of Tuesday’s Mzansi Super League fixture against the Jozi Stars at Kingsmead.

    A washout will rule the Heat out of contention for a berth in the playoffs of the 2019 tournament. Victory over the Stars will sideline the Tshwane Spartans and afford the Heat a place among the final three teams alongside the Paarl Rocks and Nelson Mandela Bay Giants.

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    ‘It’s not looking good, but hopefully the weather will change. The wind blows really strong in these parts, so hopefully we can still get a game. We’ve still got a chance and we know what needs to be done on Tuesday,’ said Kirsten.

    ‘It’s frustrating to have rained-out games. I think we’ve played really well this competition. The five games we’ve played so far, I felt we played all five really well. Even though we lost two, even in those two we were still right in the game.

    ‘We have been playing really good cricket. In the end it is what it is, you can’t fight it and we’ll do the best we can to try and make the playoffs.’

    The Stars are the reigning champions. But they can’t win the title this season, after suffering seven successive defeats.

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