He took 32 scalps for the Cape champions in the three formats, which included a superb six for 51 in the Sunfoil Series win against The Unlimited Titans at Boland Park in Paarl.
Shezi said he wants to link up with Charl Langeveldt, the Cobras’ bowling consultant, and Vincent Barnes, high performance manager of Cricket South Africa, to add a yard of pace to his bowling.
“That is the reason why I want to join the national academy. I want to improve my bowling performances,” he said.
Shezi nabbed out ten batsmen in the Momentum One Day Cup competition last season, including a best of four for 38.
He took eight wickets in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge, a competition in which the Cobras coasted to a convincing 33-run win in the final against the Chevrolet Knights.
Shezi said he wants to finish at the top of the bowling averages for the Cobras in the limited formats next season, and wishes to become one of the top-ten bowlers in terms of the Sunfoil Series averages.
“I would also like to constantly produce the type of performances that will help me to force my way into the One Day International team of the Proteas,” he said.
But in order to reach that goal, he requires a winter in which he picks up a yard of pace so that he can hurry batsmen into fatal errors.
It was Langeveldt’s intervention that assisted him in improving his Yorkers in the 2014-off-season.
Now he hopes the former South African swing bowler and consultant to the South African team during the Cricket World Cup, will be his right-hand man and assistant in taking his left-arm swing bowling to the next level.