• Roy avoiding complacency

    Batsman Jason Roy has detailed some of the key factors to the Nelson Mandela Bay Giants’ success in the 2019 Mzansi Super League, ahead of Wednesday’s fixture against the Paarl Rocks at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth.

    The Giants are currently undefeated this season and top the tournament’s six-team standings. The Rocks, meanwhile, occupy second position.

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    ‘We’re keeping it quite relaxed. There’s a good chemistry going, the boys are getting on well and we’re training extremely hard,’ said Roy.

    ‘The boys are up for it at every training session. We haven’t got complacent, either. We had a discussion ahead of the last game and the guys were saying that we’re probably up to around 75 to 80%.

    ‘We haven’t quite got that perfect performance just yet, so I’m excited to see what that perfect performance entails. There’s stuff to improve on, but winning’s winning.

    ‘We’re quite resilient and we don’t panic. We have had a bit of luck as well, but we’re not going to get complacent, and hope to continue this form into the next few games.’

    The Giants, meanwhile, have added Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate to the squad as a replacement for the injured Farhaan Behardien.

    ‘It’s never easy coming in as an overseas professional. There’s always expectation and people want you to come in and get going from the outset. I’ll be the first to put my hand up and admit that I’ve succumbed to that pressure in the first few games,’ added England batsman Roy.

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