Hamza said he likes the role of captain and has done it at age-group level, including Western Province u.19.
But his leadership style is not about being “loud”, but rather to encourage the team to toil towards the same ultimate goal.
The team has a very proud three-day legacy, he added, something the team must proudly defend.
“In 2013/2014, we won the three-day competition, two seasons ago we were finalists and last season we almost got to the final again (they were still leading until the final pool-game, in which they were eclipsed by Northerns, who ended up winning the three-day competition).
“We have generally played an attacking style of cricket and we like to take the game forward,” he added.
“We need to bounce back by showing character after the loss to Border. We must be up for it, especially against our neighbours,” he added.
Hamza said he would leave the game-plans of his young pace bowlers Michael Cohen and Dayyaan Galiem in their hands and trust them to follow their own processes.
Cohen is a fast bowler who can produce bursts of 140 km/h and more and he can run it all day. Galiem is a swing bowler who can move it through the air both ways and when his rhythm is good, he can be destructive.
Hamza says his role would be to encourage, not to enforce and to lead by example.