One Day Cup

Cobras lining up home final

2015-02-05 16:36
Paul Adams (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Cape Cobras and Dolphins are expected to be back at near full strength for Friday's One-Day Cup clash at Newlands as they welcome back their South Africa A players.

The exact availability of the players will depend on their fitness, but Cobras coach Paul Adams confirmed his charges were eager to play, given that victory would seal first place on the table and a home final.

"If everyone comes out fit and healthy then they'll be raring to go because it's a big game for us," he said.

The encounter is equally important for the Dolphins, who need to turn their fortunes around swiftly if they are to confirm their place in the play-off after a wretched weekend.

The Dolphins returned to the competition with a 45-run loss to the Warriors on Friday and a washout against the Knights on Sunday in which they were reduced to 45 for five.

"Everyone was a bit down after the weekend, but we came back supercharged on Tuesday. I think the boys were a bit fatigued from the back-to-back four-day games that we played," left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj said.

"We just want to win our next two games and see where that puts us. Obviously a home final would be nice, but it's not a train smash if that doesn't happen -- we just want to get into that semi."

The match gets underway at 15:00.


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