CAPE TOWN. – The atmosphere in the Buildnat Cape Cobras’ dressing room is special and one gets the sense that there is cohesion and a determination to perform as a close-knit family. The Cobras management team is striving to create that perfect environment in which players are given freedom of expression to perform.
Therefore he feels confident that the Cobras can possibly pull off a hat-trick of wins in their last three Sunfoil Series matches, said Faiek Davids, assistant coach of the Cobras.
“I cannot tell you how the atmosphere was before I arrived, but I do feel that it is special and the team is on the right path.
“In terms of quality and talent, I believe we have the cricketers to pull off those three wins in the final three four-day matches of 2016/2017,” said Davids.
Davids was previously at the helm of a very positive and adventurous Western Province team.
He stressed that the Buildnat Cape Cobras possess a fantastically balanced team that make them capable of nipping out 20 wickets and assembling substantial first-innings totals.
“You must remember that the ball was going around a bit (in the previous two Sunfoil Series matches) and therefore it was tough for the top-order to score massive totals.
“But we have the experience to achieve those big first innings totals,” he added.
It is an aspect of the Buildnat Cape Cobras’ performances this season which has been less than perfect – there first-innings scores and their number of centuries.
They have scored five centuries in their first seven four-day games of the season.
Last season, the Multiply Titans struck 12 centuries in winning the competition. If the Cobras can turn the tables on the Titans in the forthcoming clash starting on 26th January and the top order can produce two tons, the Cobras might just hit the home strait with a bang.