Batsman Wihan Lubbe is predictably confident the Durban Heat can win this year’s Mzansi Super League, despite a mere one victory in six matches to date.
The Heat currently occupy fifth position in the 2019 tournament’s six-team standings, after three washouts, two losses and one win.
They are flanked by the fourth-placed Cape Town Blitz and sixth-placed Jozi Stars – and will play the second-placed Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Kingsmead on Saturday.
‘I think for the Durban Heat it’s pretty simple the way the weather’s unfortunately come our way a bit. It pretty much means we have to win from here on, which we don’t think is impossible,’ said Lubbe.
‘I think the Jozi Stars showed last year that in a tournament like this when you go on a run at the right time, momentum in T20 cricket goes a long way.
‘I feel that we have a side here in Durban that definitely can go the distance in this competition. Hopefully we can show that over the next few weeks and hopefully we can show the Durban faithful that we’re worth supporting at the moment.’
The hard-hitting Lubbe shone with a solid 49 in victory over the Blitz at Newlands earlier this week. He played for the Giants and Stars last season.