Adams admitted that part of the reason for his pre-season tour to Potchefstroom and Johannesburg for six T20-matches against North West and the bizhub Highveld Lions, was to improve and strengthen the mind-set of the players, explained the Cape Cobras supremo.
The Cape Cobras and Dolphins are the two South African representatives at the T20 event.
“The mental side is very important. You want to go into a tournament nice and calm and confident of your own ability.
“You want to stay in the moment and not get overawed by the situation,” he said.
South Africa has been to the Cricket World Cup six times between 1992 and 2011 and has never tasted cup-success, despite fielding teams who were ranked number one in the world.
Probed about it, Adams said it was all about key players in teams making match-winning contributions in the moment critique on the bigger stage.
He said it was vital that when the Cape Cobras arrived on the Champions League T20-stage, that the key players perform.
The Cape Cobras have most bases covered with respects to their batting and bowling ability, but Adams is aware of the fact that reputations and names on paper hardly matters as much as the ability to perform to perform when it really matters.
If the star-studded Cape Cobras do fulfill their potential, they can achieve what the Lions (finalist 2012) and The Titans (semi-finalist 2012) or Cobras (semi-finalist 2009) were unable to do.
The Mumbai Indians (winners 2011, 2013) are the defending champions.
The Cape Cobras team is: Justin Ontong (capt), Hashim Amla, Jean-Paul Duminy, Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan Van Zyl, Dane Vilas.