Return to one-day format a challenge – coach
Transferring four-day form into the limited overs arena is what the Chevrolet Warriors will be pursuing in the Momentum One-Day Cup fixture against the Dolphins at St George’s Park, starting at 3pm today.
The Warriors have not lost this year, having won both of their Sunfoil Series first-class matches.
This is in stark contrast to the first part of the season when wins were a rare commodity.
Former captain Davy Jacobs said this week he had felt “a massive shift” since caretaker coach Malibongwe Maketa took over the reins from Piet Botha, who resigned in December.
The Warriors would have enjoyed another one or two Sunfoil Series matches to keep the momentum going. But, the muddled domestic season is what it is and Maketa said the team was looking forward to upping a gear into coloured clothing.
“We are going to be playing five one-day games in like eight days. We know where we are in terms of the competition and we are going to have to play out of our skins.
“It’s going to be a challenge, but it’s an exciting challenge for me,” Maketa said this week.