Yaseen Vallie has been confirmed as captain of the Warriors team for the upcoming 4-Day Domestic Series, which gets under way next week.
Franchise teams across the country have been fine-tuning their pre-season preparations for the domestic season that will finally start next Monday.
And, the off-spinner has been trusted by coach Robin Peterson to lead the team to a successful campaign over the course of the season.
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‘The appointment of Yaseen as captain brings stability to the squad,’ said Peterson.
‘While Jon-Jon Smuts has done a great job as captain over the past few years, he is now involved with cricket at a national level and not always available to head up the team. Yaseen has proven his leadership skills during his time with the squad, and we believe he is now ready to captain a winning team.’
Vallie, who made his first-class debut back in 2009 before eventually joining the Eastern Cape outfit in 2015, is ready for the new challenge and the opportunity to the lead the team.
‘I feel it is the right time and I am ready to take on the new challenge. We have been training hard as a team. I feel we have done all the hard yards, and are ready for the season,’ he added.
Warriors 4-Day squad: Yaseen Vallie (c), Matthew Breetzke, Gihahn Cloete, Jade De Klerk, Ayabulela Gqamane, Marco Jansen, Wihan Lubbe, Marco Marais, Edward Moore, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Lesiba Ngoepe, Anrich Nortje, Tsepo Ntuli, Sinethemba Qeshile, Rudi Second, Jon-Jon Smuts, Glenton Stuurman, Stefan Tait, Basheer Walters.