Hashim Amla and Stiaan van Zyl will be looking to give a much better start than they did against Northern Knights © Getty Images (File Photo)
Hashim Amla and Stiaan van Zyl will be looking to give a much better start than they did against Northern Knights © Getty Images (File Photo)

Sep 21, 2014

South Africa’s Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in the Champions League T20 2014 (CLT20) at Hyderabad on Sunday.

After losing their respective first games, the Cobras and Hurricanes will want nothing more than a win to open their account as soon as possible. The Cobras were comprehensively beaten in their match against the Northern Knights as the latter went on to register a formidable 206. Their bowlers suffered as the Knights batsmen plundered runs in the death overs. Although, it was a rain-affected game that the Knights won by 33 runs, it was apparent that the Cobras were beaten fair and square in all three departments of the game.

On the other hand Hurricanes batsmen disappointed putting up a mediocre total on the board. In comparison, their bowlers did a reasonable job but with a low score to defend, Punjab’s batting depth ensured that the Hurricanes meekly bowed out in the final overs.

Squads:

Cape Cobras: Justin Ontong (c), Hashim Amla, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Dane Vilas (wk), Justin Kemp, Rory Kleinveldt, Charl Langeveldt, Richard Levi, Aviwe Mgijima, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Zakhele Qwabe, Omphile Ramela, Stiaan Van Zyl

Hobart Hurricanes: Tim Paine (c&wk), Jonathan Wells, Evan Gulbis, Xavier Doherty, Ben Hifenhaus, Dom Michael, Sam Rainbird, Travis Birt, Doug Bollinger, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Ben Laughlin, Ben Dunk, Shoaib Malik

Catch live score and ball-by-ball commentary of the Cape Cobras vs Hobart Hurricanes match here

Complete coverage of Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 here