He was approached about the final on Friday at Newlands.
“Robin’s confidence is very high at the moment, and he has also bowled well against Australia recently.
“I like the look of young George Linde. He has got a big future ahead of him. He gives the ball a bit of a rip and he bowls with excellent control,” said Harris.
“I expect the Cobras to win. It’s not always easy for teams to come to Newlands and win, especially with a packed crowd at the ground,” he added.
“I was impressed with the way the Knights played this season. They don’t have any superstars apart from Andre Russell and Rilee Rossouw.
“But they operate well as a team and they do the basics superbly.
“I did not expect the Knights to beat the Lions, but the hosts did not get nearly enough runs. Shadley van Schalkwyk and Malusi Siboto operated shrewdly with their change of pace to deny the Lions.
“And if you score 148 for five, the chasing team will get to it 99 times out of 100,” said Harris.
Peterson took three for 21 in the previous game against the Knights in Bloemfontein. His economy-rate is 5.28, while Linde has grabbed 14 scalps in the domestic T20-competition and has been miserly too. His economy-rate is 6.70.
Paul Adams, current Cobras coach, was philosophical about the final. He said the Cobras do understand that both the hosts and the Knights possess match-winners that can take the game away from the opposition in a flash.
“It is about execution on the day.”
Adams has been a firm believer in accelerating from a solid base, but the coach was reticent in being too prescriptive about how the top-order would approach the game on Friday.
“It is about assessing conditions and then adapting to it accordingly,” he added.