• Lubbe proving himself at higher level

    Batsman Wihan Lubbe is keen to build on a successful Durban Heat debut, if selected for Thursday’s Mzansi Super League fixture against the Tshwane Spartans at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

    Lubbe, who joined the Heat from the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants earlier this year, hit 83 against the Cape Town Blitz at Kingsmead in Durban recently.

    The vigil spanned a mere 42 deliveries. It also featured seven fours and five sixes against an opposition bowling attack spearheaded by Proteas pace aces Anrich Nortje and Dale Steyn.

    ‘It give me a lot of confidence going forward knowing that I can compete at this level. I have proven to myself that I can compete at lower levels, but to come here and do well at a higher level means a huge amount to me,’ said Lubbe.

    ‘To be given this opportunity is all that younger players can ask for and it’s important that we use this opportunity and platform to show what we can achieve.’

    The 26-year-old left-hander represents the Lions and North West at franchise and provincial level.

    ‘I know a lot of the guys in the Durban Heat squad, but it’s going to be great to build friendships with them that go beyond cricket. It is important that as players we use these chances to create friendships with players from different backgrounds because we will be teammates for over a month,’ he said earlier this year.

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