• Prince keen to avoid inconsistency

    Head coach Ashwell Prince wants to see the Cape Cobras shrug off inconsistency during Wednesday’s CSA T20 Challenge semi-final against the Warriors at Buffalo Park in East London.

    The Cobras qualified for this fixture after finishing in third position after the 2019 tournament’s round-robin stage. They won five matches and lost four, while one was washed out.

    ‘I think if we’re honest with ourselves, and we’ve had some discussions about it, I think we’ve been fairly inconsistent in this competition. But if we can win two games in a row, we can still win the title,’ said Prince.

    ‘That ability we do have in our ranks, but it’s not about talking, it’s about going out there and doing it. We say we can do it, we believe we can do it, but now we must go out there and get the job done.

    ‘So we’re still confident. We know what T20 cricket is like and we know at this point in time we have a chance of doing it.’

    The Warriors will host the semi-final after finishing above the Cobras in the competition’s six-team standings.

    ‘It’s a bit disappointing not having a home semi-final, but we’re still in there, which is what counts. We’re just hoping the weather stays away and we’re able to get a full match in,’ added Prince.

    ‘Rain has already played a big part in the tournament, and last year we were knocked out by the weather in Durban.

    ‘At this point, all we want to do is play. The conditions will be the same for both sides and that’s what we want – a good, fair contest.’

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