Cape Town - Proteas seamer Vernon Philander is in line to return to action this week when the Cobras take on the Dolphins in Sunfoil Series action.
Philander has not played competitive cricket since November last year after he injured his ankle in a freakish football accident following the Mohali Test against India.
It had originally been hoped that Philander would feature in the four-Test series against England, but it was not to be.
With the Cobras' not in the Sunfoil Series title race at all, Philander will be able to ease back into action on his home turf at Newlands.
Cobras coach Paul Adams is striving for better consistency and decision making from
are coming off a three-wicket loss to the Knights in their last game, one
of four defeats in eight matches so far in what has been a largely
against the KwaZulu-Natal side has little riding on the outcome – both teams
are out of the title race – with just two rounds remaining in the season.
it’s important for us to strive for improvement, particularly in the areas
where we have been inconsistent,” Adams said.
“We’re really determined to end
of on a good note in these last couple of weeks.
inconsistency and decision making has let us down this season, so we want to
make sure we get better at those things. We have to make sure we’re in gear so
we can play according to the way we want to.”
With an eye
already on building towards next season, rookie opener Cebo Tshiki, who plays
for Boland, has been named in the squad.
Kleinveldt also returns to action while captain Omphile Ramela is on study leave. Justin Ontong set to deputise in his place.