• Knights’ Kruger needs weather to play ball

    Coach Alan Kruger is hopeful that the Knights can avoid a fifth washout en route to a semi-final berth in the ongoing CSA T20 Challenge.

    The Knights currently occupy last position in the 2019 tournament’s six-team standings after no wins, three losses and four no-results. They remain in contention for a semi-final berth, regardless.

    ‘It has rained a lot, yes, but it certainly hasn’t dampened the mood. But now, heading into the last three games, we’re one of the teams that can’t afford any more washouts because the wet weather can no longer help us,’ said Kruger.

    ‘We need to get on to the park for the next three matches and hopefully come away with some wins as well. So even though things look bleak at the moment, there’s still a chance of making the play-offs.’

    The Knights will meet the fifth-placed Dolphins in Bloemfontein on Wednesday, the fourth-placed Titans in Centurion on Friday and third-placed Warriors in East London on Sunday.

    ‘We obviously know that the Dolphins are a very good white-ball outfit. They will pose plenty of challenges for us coming here,’ added Kruger.

    ‘Adding to the importance to the game is definitely our standing on the log. Both of us cannot afford to lose this game, and if we do get on the park we have to make sure we pocket the points. That’s where we are at the moment, and we need maximum points to stay alive in the campaign.’

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