One Day Cup

Lions not keen on Thami, Tahir

2012-12-12 07:44
Imran Tahir (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - It looks unlikely that the Highveld Lions will pick returning Proteas Thami Tsolekile and Imran Tahir for the One-Day Cup final against the Cape Cobras in Johannesburg on Friday.

The duo, along with Alviro Peterson are the only Proteas players back from the recent successful tour in Australia. The Cobras look likely to include up to four of their international stars.

But Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana says it's unlikely that they'll risk utilising either Tsolekile or Tahir.

"Thami hasn't played cricket for about two months, while Imran's only match practice was in the second Test (in Adelaide) where he performed very poorly," Toyana told the Beeld website.

"I haven't decided on the composition of my starting team, but it will be very tough to find spots for them.

"If I pick Thami it will mean that Quinton (de Kock) would have to be dropped - while Aaron (Phangiso) would have to sit out, if Imran plays."

Spinner Phangiso is enjoying a dream season, having shined in the Champions League T20 and bagging eight wickets thus far in the One-Day Cup, while De Kock is one of the top batsmen in this year's competition with 262 runs.

Play at the Wanderers begins from 15:00 on Friday.

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