Cape Town - Cape Town Blitz head coach Ashwell Prince believes his team
are ready to 'turn up' when they host the inaugural Mzansi Super League final
at Newlands on Sunday, December 16.
The table-toppers had already secured the hosting rights
before their final league game against the Durban Heat got underway, and Prince
admitted that he faced a 'double-edged sword' after initially selecting his
"Before we came to the ground, we didn't know if we needed
to win the game (against Durban Heat) or not. Maybe later on (after having
already selected the starting XI), there was an opportunity (to give other
players some game time) but you also want to get some players to get into form
before the final," Prince said.
"So it's a bit of a double-edged sword to give some
guys a game but other people having to find some form ahead of the final,"
Despite going down by 6-wickets - their third defeat of the
campaign - Prince believes that his team's lethargic performance did not matter
but come Sunday, when the team takes to the field in the Final, they need to
"There is a lot of pressure throughout the tournament
and I suppose before the game started, a lot of that tension would have been
taken out of the fixture and maybe also a bit of urgency. At the end of the
day, games that don't matter, don't matter - that's the bottom line. Today's game
didn't matter, Sunday's game matters and it's about turning up when it
matters," he stated.
READ: Tickets on sale for MSL final at Newlands
Cape Town Blitz will host the inaugural Mzansi Super League final at Newlands on Sunday, December 16 at 15:30 against the winner of the
play-off match - which takes place on Friday, December 14.
Tickets for the
match are available at Ticketpro or at the Newlands ticket office.