One Day Cup

Lions' De Kock ready for Steyn

2012-12-13 07:45
Quinton de Kock (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Young Highveld Lions batting star Quinton de Kock is eager to face the world's best bowler when his side take on the Cape Cobras in the One-Day Cup final at the Wanderers on Friday.

The 19-year-old wicketkeeper batsman is tipped to make the Proteas' T20 squad for the upcoming New Zealand series, and according to his coach at the Lions, Geoffrey Toyana, the youngster is not afraid to face Dale Steyn.

De Kock impressed in the recent Champions League T20 tournament when he smashed 51 not out form 33 balls against a Mumbai Indians line-up consisting of bowlers of the calibre of Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Harbhajan Singh and Kieron Pollard. He is also one of the top batsman in this season's One-Day Cup with 262 runs, including an eye-catching 115 against the Titans last month.

"The Cobras have an impressive team, especially with their Proteas who are available again, but we also have heaps of experience," Toyana told the Beeld website.

"Our young players are also eagerly awaiting the chance to show what they've got and I know someone like Quinton can't wait to bat against Dale."

Steyn's five for 45 helped the Cobras defeat the Titans by three wickets in their eliminator clash last week. Apart from Steyn, they also have the luxury of utilising international players in Vernon Philander, Rory Kleinveldt and Robin Peterson. Graeme Smith, Jacques Kallis and JP Duminy cannot be considered due to injury.

The Lions look likely to pick only Alviro Peterson among their players returning from international duty after Toyana earlier this week hinted he won’t pick wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile and struggling leg spinner Imran Tahir.

Play starts from 15:00 on Friday.

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