Preserving wickets in the power play and a late onslaught by the middle-order just might be the right way to go, but they will keep on assessing conditions.
Speaking from Raipur, Adams said their preparations were hampered a tad in Hyderabad through rain, but they trained splendidly on Tuesday and also on Wednesday.
“We have had a real good feel of the ground (in Rairpur).
“Watching the Knights, they seem to have put teams under pressure by using the seam attack and getting the ball to slide.”
Adams did concede that the spinners were not much of a factor in the evening games.
But the former South African leg-spinner did not want to reveal any team secrets or commit to any specific starting eleven.
“We have a lot of all-rounders and power hitters, so I am not sure of the team yet.”
The trend at the Raipur-ground has been to accelerate with belligerent hitting late in the innings.
The par-score at Raipur is 150 to 160, he added.
The Cobras do have superb prospects in the first six overs, with Hashim Amla, Richard Levi, Stiaan van Zyl and Dane Vilas all capable of finding the boundary ropes with monotonous ease.
But the Cobras would be aware of the Districts’ dangerous and experienced seam bowling attack in Scott Styris, Trent Boult and Tim Southee.
Boult and Southee are regular players in the New Zealand team, while Styris was a long-serving member of the Black Caps.
Southee captured three for 24 and Styris three for 21, while Boult captured one for 21 against Mumbai to set up a six-wicket win.
Aware of the dangers of early imploding against the Knights, the Cobras might just decide that a late flourish after a sedate start could still get the job done.
Adams said the team has worked hard on staying mentally fresh and relaxed before the opening game on Friday, and he is extremely happy with their psychological preparations for the tournament.