The 23-year old slow bowler declared himself pleased with his own performances in the 2014/2015-season.
And he should be. Linde nipped out 14 batsmen at an average of 14.57 in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge and played a significant role in powering the Cape Cobras to the domestic T20-title at Newlands.
As a first-class spinner, Linde captured 38 first-class wickets last season.
He took 17 wickets in the Sunfoil Series at an average of 33.11, while nabbing out 20 batsmen in five games in the Sunfoil Cup Three-day competition.
Linde is yearning for greater consistency. When he bowled at semi-professional level, he did not suffer that much.
But if he failed to land his deliveries consistently on a good length at Sunfoil Series level, the batsmen pounced.
He also had to learn patience.
Another important factor was to find a Plan A, and if it did not yield results, he had to revert to Plan B in a hurry.
Linde is a tall spinner almost in the Claude Henderson-mould, and uses bounce as a principal method of dismissal.
The young bowler is currently experimenting with a delivery which he hopes will bamboozle more batsmen.
“It is an arm ball which moves through the air away from the right-hander or into the left-hander and then straightens when it lands. I watch a lot of TV and have experimented with it by holding the ball in a certain way. It is coming out nicely,” he said.
The availability of two international spinners, Dane Piedt and Robin Peterson, will challenge Linde to scale new heights in order to challenge these two stalwart for a permanent place in the Cape Cobras line-up.
The availability of his swinging arm ball could offer the Cobras new depth and options, as both Piedt and Peterson also boast the doosra which unsettles even international batsmen.