Young Cape Cobras fast bowler Lizaad Williams is hopeful of an injury-free domestic season after tweaking his bowling action to address his injury niggles.
Williams (21) admitted those niggles have forced him to drop a few places in the pecking order for the Cape Cobras starting XI.
He is a former South African U19-player who has shown promise in his 17 first-class games, taking 52 wickets with 7-89 his best match-haul.
His last first-class game for the Cape Cobras came in January. He captured 3-64 in a more than decent first innings against the Chevrolet Warriors. Since then, injury lay-offs have been a frequent and frustrating pastime for the Vredenburg-born player.
‘I want to ensure that my off-season training improves my core stability, strength and conditioning levels so that I can stay fit and spend minimal time on the physiotherapist’s recovery bench,’ he said.
Apart from his regular visits to the gymnasium, he is also a first-year student in environmental studies and geography at the University of the Western Cape. He hopes to complete his studies in 2017, with the possibility of doing post-graduate study.
If Williams remains injury free his goal will be to get to the front of the queue to grab opportunities of becoming the first-choice fast bowler or first-change bowler of the Cobras.