Cape Town - Cape Town Blitz coach Ashwell Prince has praised his squad's
performance ahead of their Mzansi Super League match against the Jozi Stars at Newlands.
The Cape-based team sits on top of the log after their seven
matches - having racked up five wins, suffering just one defeat and having one
match rained out.
"We try to focus on team effort, that's the most
important thing. Yes, people can be brilliant on the day and Quinton [de Kock]
was exactly that in the last game but if you look at the bowling department, it
was a team effort where they were all spot on," Prince said.
"We try to the put the emphasis on the team and when we
have been in trouble, people have stood up. I like to think that we have that
kind of make up in the team where we have good characters and people are up for
the fight regardless of the situation," he added.
There is plenty of chatter going around that the Cape Town
Blitz are close to cementing top spot on the table - securing a home final in
the process - but international marquee player Dawid Malan poured cold water on
"I wouldn't go that far about us being in the final
already. For us to be where we are is good but that means that we are being
chased by everyone else. The Jozi Stars are peaking at the right time, so for
us, it's about keeping the momentum for the next three games," he said.
The Cape Town Blitz hosts the Jozi Stars at Newlands
tonight at 19.00. The sides previously met in match nine of the competition
where the Cape Town Blitz claimed a 62-run victory at the Bidvest Wanderers
Stadium in Johannesburg.