“Tshepo Moreki gained so much confidence by capturing 4-45,” he said.
“We had the game wrapped up and was comfortably ahead, but in the last ten overs, soft dismissals caused us to stumble,” he said.
Nackerdien said the wicket at North West was definitely not a 119-run pitch. (North West scored 439 for three after restricting Western Province to a lowly 119 in Potchefstroom). The top and middle-order of Western Province boast so much talent and experience, including Pieter Malan, Matthew Kleinveldt and Dayyaan Galiem.
He said ultimately Western Province has the right work-ethic and intensity.
The missing ingredient is the execution of plans on the pitch – soft dismissals were at the root of the problem, while the attack is not nearly consistent enough.
As a package, Moreki, Michael Cohen, Galiem and Smith have all the ingredients to dismiss opposition teams cheaply. They have the variety to trouble top and middle-order. The one problem area remains the consistency which causes bowlers not to build pressure which results in dismissals.
Hamza has been a top performer for the World Sport Betting Cape Cobras this season, but a hand injury has sidelined him for another week.
Parnell and Luke Philander will feature in the CSA One-Day Challenge match against Eastern Province.
The team is: Derek Mitchell (capt), Matthew Kleinveldt, Pieter Malan, Jason Smith, Dayyaan Galiem, Carlos Koyana, Michael Loubser, Junaid Dawood, Tshepo Moreki, Michael Cohen, Emmanuel Seberame, Luke Philander, Wayne Parnell.