Always contenders for any tournament they play in, and coming off a successful opening few rounds in the Sunfoil Series, they will be rearing to go and will have a lot of momentum going into the competition.
Have had up and down performances in this competition, but I feel this season won’t be one of their best, and I will be most interested in seeing how Klusner handles and performs as a coach as I can’t really see him in that type of role.
One of the favourites to lift the trophy in my mind, with a balanced team that covers all aspects of the game, definitely see them getting far in this competition. Only problem they may face is lack of game time, as 3 of their 4 Sunfoil Series matches have been rained out without a ball bowled.
Coming off a successful CLT20 campaign, the Lions will be entering the competition with buckets of confidence and a real belief within themselves. Reckon their first few matches will be crucial, as if they start well, there won’t be any stopping them, but a few losses and they might slip back into their old selves again.
Similarly to the Lions, they too come off a successful CLT20 campaign and regardless of that, have a star studded team, even without the South Africans, and so to me they will be the team to beat going into this competition.
Hard to determine their chances without being biased as I support them, but if at the beginning of the season you asked me, I would say they had no chance, but after seeing their performances in the Sunfoil Series, I have a good feeling for this competition, especially with the likes of Ingram, Ntini, and Prince etc. who aren’t featured in the SA team any longer, who will bolster the squad.
So for me if I had to pick at this stage, the top 3 in no particular order would be:
Knights, Titans, Cobras.
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