Head coach Donovan Miller has insisted the Jozi Stars remain united despite a 2019 Mzansi Super League campaign that hasn’t yielded a victory.
The Stars are the reigning MSL champions, after beating the Cape Town Blitz in last year’s inaugural final. They have since suffered seven successive defeats and a washout, ruling them out of contention for this year’s title.
‘You still have to try and stick together. When you’re losing, things can fall apart quickly, but even if you go to the change room now, you’ll still see the togetherness,’ said Miller.
‘The boys are messing around in there like kids playing football. So the energy is still high, we still have two games to go and we’ll still give it our best shot. Hopefully we’ll be able to give the fans a win before we finish.
‘Things obviously haven’t gone to plan for us, but these things do happen in cricket. On many occasions we were in positions to win games with both bat and ball, but somehow we let the opposition in.
‘This year teams have more depth on their batting and in their bowling. Last year where we would have won those games, this year because of the strength in depth within teams they have come back and won those games.’
The Stars will host the Durban Heat at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Saturday.