Cape Town - The Knights
started the T20 Challenge with a bang in the first one-and-a-half games, but
the next one-and-a-half have not gone according to plan and coach Nicky Boje is
looking to rectify things against the Dolphins in Bloemfontein on
franchise thumped the Cape Cobras in their opening match and then saw
their star man David Miller take the Titans bowlers apart in compiling
a first century of the season in the second game.
bowlers failed to back up the heroics of the Proteas batsman as
they went on to lose that game and the subsequent one against the Warriors on
injured for the third match, but could return at the Mangaung Oval on Friday in
a match that has been moved to an earlier start due to vandalism at the venue.
prepared well for the game,” Boje said. “We had a good start to the competition
and we played well in the first two games. We weren’t good enough in the third
game, but we’ll be looking to bounce back in the next one.”
Dolphins have also won one so far, although they have played an extra game, one
that was washed out against the Cobras on Wednesday.
whose side also play the log-leading Titans on Sunday, is expecting a stiff
challenge from the Durbanites.
“Most of the teams, they all have quality
players in their ranks and the Dolphins are no different,” he added. “They have
many match winners, but the important thing is that we need to focus on
executing our own disciplines and the rest will take care of itself.”
Miller, who is in the squad but faces a late fitness test, Theunis de Bruyn is
also back in contention.
Dolphins, who also play the Highveld Lions on Sunday, have a lengthy
injury list to contend with, but coach Grant Morgan remains positive about
“We’re being stretched to the limit at the moment with all
these injuries,” he said. “There’s no one left. We have about seven
injured and add that to the seven we lost last year, so it’s been a tricky
period. But we’re embracing the challenge and we’re enjoying it, so whatever
happens, we’re up for it. We want to perform.”
believes that the “Knights are what we consider one of the two best sides in
the competition along with the Titans”.
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