Odean Smith credits MI Cape Town bowling coach Jacob Oram for his SA20 success.
The 26-year-old West Indian all-rounder has picked up seven wickets in five games.
He believes the work done behind the scenes with New Zealander Oram set him up nicely for success in South Africa.
“Everyone has been so welcoming. The coaches have been great. The environment has been spectacular,” Smith said.
“I’ve talked a lot to him [Oram] about the bowling aspects of my game. That’s probably why I’ve done so well in these conditions.”
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Smith, who hit five sixes off a Migael Pretorius over in last year’s Caribbean Premier League, has not yet fired with the willow in the SA20.
However, a move up the coast to Kingsmead, where MI Cape Town resume their campaign against Durban’s Super Giants on Thursday, could just be the kickstart he needs.
“It’s a challenge I am up for,” Smith said. “I came here to win. It has been taking some time to come off. Hopefully, I can get a few training sessions in to see what’s gone wrong, and for the next few games you guys can probably see some big ones.”