SaliegNackerdien, the Cobras assistant coach, said Ramela impressed in his 39-ball 70 against the Lions at the Wanderers on Wednesday.
The Cobras retaliated after losing the first game and romped to an 8-wicket win in the second T20-clash at the famous bull ring.
“It is clear that Omphile has improved in his four-month stint at the national academy. He showed good balance, and attacked off both the front and back foot,” said Nackerdien.
“One of the straight sixes off Chris Morris was impressive. He can hit quite a long ball.”
The former player of the Boland also applauded the performances by both Peterson and Piedt during the preseason-tour.
“Robin was one of the bowlers who captured the most wickets. He bowled with superb rhythm.
“Robbie spent some time at Surrey in the South African off-season and it truly benefited his bowling
“I am convinced that Robbie and Piedt can play a role in the Champions League Twenty20 in conditions that might suit them,” added Nackerdien.
Piedt was in the news recently when he finished with a match-haul of eight for 152 on test debut for South Africa against Zimbabwe.
Peterson also made the headlines as he kept his nerve to stun Worcestershire by steering Surrey to a three-wicket win in August to secure a place at the T20 Blast finals day.
He hit an unbeaten 24.
Both Peterson and Piedt are test spinners. They are useful lower-order batsmen and excellent fielders.
Peterson has also opened the batting on occasion and is very adept at utilizing switch hits or reverse sweeps to bamboozle bowling attacks.
Nackerdien said conditions in Potchefstroom were not ideal, as the low bounce in late winter conditions as well as slowness of the wickets and turn challenged the top- and middle-order.
The inconsistent bounce was another factor.
“It was not that easy to hit through the line.
“We had to focus on rotating the strike and adapt quickly. Ideally, we would have preferred even more time in the middle as next week we will only have net practices. There are not matches scheduled before we depart for India,” said Nackerdien.