Cobras eyeing home final
A win against the Bizhub Highveld Lions on Friday could see them automatically qualify for the final.
CAPE TOWN - The Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras have their eyes firmly set on securing a home final in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge.
The team is at the top of the log at the moment, five points clear of the Chevrolet Warriors.
A win against the Bizhub Highveld Lions on Friday could see them automatically qualify for the final on 9 February.
The Cobras will be without Proteas star Hashim Amla who will be rested for the game.
But the squad will be boosted by the return of JP Duminy.
Cobras coach Paul Adams says Duminy brings a lot to the team.
"Duminy is coming in for Amla, who gets a well-deserved break before the Australia series. Having JP back in the squad is a massive positive for us because he brings a lot of calmness and experience to the side.
Adams says he has not decided who will open the batting in Amla's absence.
"We will sit and look at the permutations for replacing Hashim. There are lots of options within the squad and I think it's a good headache to have. We need to look at it carefully because a good start at the top puts us on a good footing."