“I have done a lot of catch-up the last couple of weeks.
“I did some death batting yesterday and today (Tuesday and Wednesday),” said Kemp.
Few people would remember that Kemp has a spectacular average in T20-internationals, although he represented South Africa in only eight games, apart from his 85 appearances in One Day Internationals.
Kemp has an average of 50.75 in the shortest format of the game, with a sensational strike-rate of 126.87.
Whilst he is known for his big hitting down the ground, the 36-year old all-rounder has become a pivotal part of the Nashua Cape Cobras’ campaign in all three formats the past few seasons thanks to his ability to take key wickets.
“For a good couple of years I did very little bowling, so it is not as if there’s a lot of mileage on my legs.
“I am getting better (with the ball and my skills have increased,” he said. “It is nice to know that if you fail with the bat, you can bring something else to the party.
“I have learned over the last couple of years to use what I am good at. I’m never going to beat anybody with express pace. I have to land it in the right area, extract bounce and also present the seam,” he added.
Moving the ball both ways off the crease and outsmarting batsmen have become part of the Kemp-trade.
And if he can add some straight late boundaries, the Cobras might start off their Champions League Twenty20 against Northern Districts with a bang instead of a whimper.