Cobras hope to maintain form

2011-10-31 08:46

Cape Town - Following their demolition job on the Titans in Benoni, Cape Cobras captain Justin Kemp is hoping his team can transfer their form to the one day arena.

The new domestic one-day series, the 1 Day Cup begins this week after four consecutive weeks of four-day cricket in the SuperSport Series.

The Cape Cobras are on course to defend their title for the second time, after trouncing their Northern rivals in just over two days, securing an innings and 46 runs victory.

“I think that we used the favourable bowling conditions better than the Titans did. The Titans bowled slightly shorter, which made it easier for our batters. I told my team-mates after the match that it is easy to be captain if the guys bowl in the right areas,” Kemp told Monday’s Die Burger.

The Cobras only find themselves occupying third place in the standings, however, the Cape Town-based franchise still has one game in hand over the table-topping Knights, which could prove pivotal in the outcome of the overall standings.

Kemp believes that although his team is experiencing some good momentum of late, he also admitted that they have had their fair share of luck.

“We must not get carried away with this victory. We were relatively lucky to win the toss on a difficult batting wicket.

He also hopes that the Cobras’ luck can continue this week when they kick off their 50-over campaign against the Dolphins in Durban on Friday.

“We have struggled in last year’s one day series and we are determined to perform better this year.”