Qeshile, Sipamla and Birch Return for Warriors Semi-final
On Thursday 28th March 2019, the Warriors will be looking to claim the 2nd Momentum One-Day Cup (MODC) Semi-Final against the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in their own backyard at Kingsmead.
Head Coach Rivash Gobind feels very confident in his team, having come off a 9-wicket victory over the WSB Cape Cobras on Wednesday last week. Having his Proteas players, Sinethemba Qeshile and Lutho Sipamla back in the squad for selection and Andrew Birch back from injury gives him a full squad from which to select his team for this important clash.
Warriors captain Jon-Jon Smuts, fresh off back to back 50’s from both games last week, against the Dolphins and the Cobras respectively, states his positivity heading into the MODC play-offs saying, “when we play at our best, we win our games.” The Warriors have had success playing in Durban over the past couple of seasons but given that the last encounter between the two sides ended in a 9-wicket victory for the Dolphins in Port Elizabeth, the Warriors know that they cannot underestimate the Dolphins.
Sipamla, who was unavailable for the Warriors due to Proteas selection last week, feels excited and ready to take on the challenge in representing his team in the MODC Semi-Final on Thursday. Having never have won a title competition at this level, he is geared up to make this season count for his team.
Jade de Klerk
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