On Sunday, Boland Park in Paarl will be the host when the Cobras and the bizhub Highveld Lions meet (starting time at 10h00).
The Cobras and the Chevrolet Knights will go toe to toe on Wednesday at Newlands in Cape Town. The Unlimited Titans await the Cobras on Friday 24th October at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Cape Town-based franchise travels to Durban to meet the Sunfoil Dolphins at Kingsmead on Sunday 26th October.
“Managing your bowlers during this period will be a key factor,” said Adams.
Adams said the cap or limit for each bowler is 160 or 180 balls per week. The management team ensures that each bowler stays within the prescribed limit each week. Dieter Swanepoel (fitness trainer), Justin Ontong (captain), Adams, Shane Jabaar (physiotherapist) and Charl Langeveldt (bowling coach) will be overseeing the process.
The coach knows that if the Cobras can retain their winning edge during the next nine days with a very balanced team, they can create daylight between themselves and the chasing pack.
“Variety and changing of pace will be important,” he said in reference to the Cobras’ next two assignments – at Axxess St. George’s and Boland Park.
“Boland Park has one of the best batting surfaces in the country and your bowling attack will have to be on top of their game.”
Axxess St. George’s is known to be slightly slow at times.
The good spin-attack is led by Robin Peterson who played most of his first-class career at Axxess St. George’s.
The Cobras also boast the presence of the fit Mthokozisi Shezi, whose change of pace is one of his strengths, and Rory Kleinveldt, who also possesses slower-ball variety.
Shezi could not make his Nashua Cape Cobras debut in the 50-over game against the Chevrolet Knights in Kimberley on Saturday due to back spasms.
He took part in a net training session on Thursday 16th October and the management team is very confident he will be able to start against the Warriors.
Zakhele Qwabe made his franchise-debut after only nine first-class matches in the first Momentum One Day Cup match against the Knights on Saturday. He took two for 29 in seven overs in Kimberley. It included a double-strike in the 21st over that rocked the middle-order.
The impressive performance by the Boland-bowler will give the Cobras more options if they wish to rotate their attack.
The Nashua Cape Cobras squad for the game against the Warriors is: Justin Ontong (capt), Sybrand Engelbrecht, Shaheen Khan, Rory Kleinveldt, Richard Levi, Yaseen Vallie, Robin Peterson, Andrew Puttick, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Mthokozisi Shezi, Stiaan Van Zyl, Dane Vilas