Cape Town - Warriors
coach Rivash Gobind says his players are feeling recharged and hopes to
start a good run when they welcome the Dolphins for a One-Day
Cup clash to Port Elizabeth on Friday.
sides have won one and lost one of their two matches thus far this
season - they lost their final matches of 2017 on December 23.
with the competition still in its early stages, there is still plenty
to play for and Gobind knows a good start at the St George's Park
Cricket Ground is
nice to have that break and spent time with the family, so we’re
feeling recharged," the interim Warriors boss said. "The guys have been
back for a few days
now so they're back in the groove, everyone is fit and we're raring to
"We've had a lot of positives to take out from our first two games. So, we've just got to keep those things going.
thought we bowled really well in both matches, so that was a great
positive for us, and some of the new faces have come in and made an
impact, which has helped
getting to the meat of the competition now with a few games in a week
and a bit. Hopefully we can build a bit of momentum and carry that
Warriors won their first match against the Highveld Lions but
were then beaten by the Cape Cobras.
Gobind is anticipating an equally tough test against a Dolphins side
that were beaten by the Lions in the last game, but had won against the
Cobras in their opening
Dolphins have always been an exciting side," he added. "They've got
some really good players in their ranks, so it's always a challenge
against them and we expect
the same on Friday."
Dolphins coach Grant Morgan, meanwhile, is also expecting a tricky challenge in
the Eastern Cape.
"We've identified the Warriors as the team that
always seems to
spoil our party," he said. "They are party poopers and we've had enough
of that now, so hopefully we can get one over them."
Despite their indifferent start to the 50-over campaign, Morgan is
satisfied with their progress, adding: "I do feel that in the first two
games we played sort
of a proper type of cricket.
much as we were hurt by that loss in the last match of the year, I felt
we played good cricket and if you were going to beat us, it was going
to need you taking
us down to the last ball.
"Obviously we would have liked to have won, but the procedures and processes in the team are healthy and we’re a happy bunch."