Knights face the in-form Cobras in Cape Town


Bloemfontein – The Chevrolet Knights aren’t looking to change anything when they face the log-leading Cape Cobras today in the Momentum One-Day Cup in Cape Town.

Coach Sarel Cilliers believes the key for the Knights is not to change the way that they play just because they are coming up against an in-form opponent.

Cilliers said they just need to execute their skills a bit better.

“They’re getting good starts and then Justin Ontong and Stiaan van Zyl have looked unstoppable later on in the innings,” he noted of the Cobras batting.

“We’re looking to do our things right and bowl a bit better than we have been, but it’s not about having special plans, we just need to go about executing our skills better.”

Meanwhile, Cobras captain, Justin Ontong has warned that the Knights are a dangerous outfit and are not to be taken lightly.

The side from Cape Town have been boosted with the return of master-blaster Richard Levi for the game.

There are however still concerns over the fitness of inform opening batsman, Andrew Puttick.

“He had a bad stiff neck on Sunday and couldn’t move it to the one side, but it’s a lot better now, it’s released nicely. So hopefully he’ll be back,”  Ontong said of Levi.

“The only other concern is Andrew Puttick who has a light strain on his quad, so we’re going to see how his fitness goes on the day," he said of the in-form Puttick.

The last time these two side met, the Cobras beat Knights by 7 wickets in a match Werner Coetsee’s chargers would like to forget.

This afternoons’ match at Newlands gets underway at 15:00.

The Knights face the Warriors on Friday in East London, before taking on the Lions at Chevrolet Park in Bloemfontein on Sunday.