Battle of spin at Newlands
Two of the world's best spinners go head to head at Sahara Park Newlands on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN - Wednesday's Ram Slam T20 clash between the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras and the Unlimited Titans at Newlands will see a battle between two of the world's best spin bowlers.
West Indian trickster Sunil Narine, the top rated T20 bowler in the world, will line up for his third Cobras appearance, while the Titans have been boosted by the arrival of Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal.
Ajmal landed in South Africa on Tuesday morning, fresh from a memorable Test win over Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates, and will go straight into the Titans side for Wednesday.
"He's one of the best in the world at what he does, so it will be great to see him with a sky-blue top on," said Titans coach Rob Walter.
The Cobras go into the match with a nine-point lead over the Titans, although the Titans have played one game less. The clash represents a fantastic opportunity for the Pretoria-based franchise to make up some ground on the high-flying Cape side.
"What we've done really well in this competition is we've made some technical changes according to the opposition that we're playing," commented Cobras captain Justin Ontong.
Having won both of their games over the weekend, the Cobras are unlikely to make too many changes for Wednesday, with Graeme Smith away for one final game. JP Duminy will play his last match before taking a break, while Hashim Amla is likely to play the next two Cobras games.
The match gets underway at 6pm.