Cape Town - A bulging disc has ruled out Dane Paterson for one, and possibly two, Ram Slam
T20 Challenge matches.
Paterson, 26, was the Cape Cobras’ spearhead the past season and a half. He captured 42
Sunfoil Series wickets last season and nipped out 13 batsmen in the Ram
Slam T20 Challenge in 2014/15.
he has removed 10 batsmen in the domestic T20-showpiece. His 2-24 on Sunday was
a major factor in the four-wicket win against the Knights.
a lion-hearted and committed performer, but the Cape Cobras’ strength in depth
will now be tested due to several injuries which have left them vulnerable.
experienced Kieron Pollard had already been ruled out for the remainder of the
Ram Slam T20 Challenge due to a knee injury, while the left-arm swing bowler
Wayne Parnell has a swollen foot and has not taken part in any net practices
the attack we have right now, is more experienced than the one we had last
season,” said Paterson.
(Justin Kemp) is also very experienced and could play a role (if called upon to
replace Pollard),” said Paterson.
It will be
vitally important for the Cobras to find the right balance in the lead-up to
Sunday’s match against the Highveld Lions at the Wanderers
Stadium in Johannesburg.
captured 4-33 in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge final last season.
Cobras will draw inspiration from the fact that the team that won the
T20-tournament last season featured at least two greenhorns in the bowling
department in George Linde and Ferisco Adams.
vital, though, that the senior bowlers, Parnell, Rory Kleinveldt and
Peterson, are at their peak to lead the Cape Cobras’ quest for a home playoff.