Boland will test Inland’s batsmen

2011-01-13 00:00

AFTER a somewhat frustrating weekend in East London, where the Provincial Challenge three-day match was drawn before a disappointing six-wicket defeat with time to spare in the 40-over clash, KZN Inland will be looking to restore their fortunes when they take on Boland at the Maritzburg Oval from today to Sunday.

A major boost for Inland is the return of the impressive top-order batsman Glen Addicott, but the loss of all-rounder Rudi Hillermann through a side strain will dent the batting and bowling armoury considerably.

Batsman Jarryd Phillips, who made a modest first-class debut last week, drops out of the side, while top-order batsman Cheslyn Nhlapo will carry the drinks.

Opening bowler and solid batsman Ollie Humphries is still unavailable due to exams, so once again the onus will rest on Kimeshan Chetty — who is finding form after a debilitating injury — Brady Barends and the improving Faheem Suleman to spearhead the attack. Inland would have found it useful having the services of opening batsman Devon Conway, but the precocious talent imported from Gauteng is in the Dolphins side to meet the Titans in Benoni over the same period and has been out of the PMB-based side for a while now. The bottom line as far as the Inland top order is concerned, though, is that as a collective the batsmen have got good starts but too often have been unable to convert into decent scores. And against the likes of former Dolphins opening bowler Johann Louw, now with Boland and the Cobras, that won’t be good enough.

Getting in and getting out is not on, and the patches of good cricket have been interspersed with bad at critical moments. Now it’s time for Inland to stand up and put the opposition under pressure for a change, as they did in that memorable victory over Northerns at the PMB Oval not so long ago.


KZN Inland (three-day): Mario Olivier, Tim Drummond, Brad Moses, Glen Addicott, Chad Barron, Kyle Nipper (capt), Mbasa Gqadushe, Brady Barends, Kimeshan Chetty, Faheem Suleman, Athi Maposa. 12th man: Cheslyn Nhlapo.

KZN Coastal: squad vs Griquas at Chatsworth: Khaya Zondo (capt), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Matthew Hulett, Bradley Barnes, Abdul Razzak, Keagan Eccles, Yusuf Abdullah, Byron Whatmore, Nashen Govender, Sarel Erwee, Brendon Young, Vyash Gobind, Michael Alexander.

KZN women’s team: vs Griquas in Kimberley: Dinesha Devnarain (capt), Chloe Tryone, Trisha Chetty, Nikita Sole, Nirvasha Ramnuth, Hay-Leigh Wheeler, Prudence Gcabashe, Dheyanka Naidoo, Rasika Maharaj, Kay-Leigh Tapp, Palisa Jane, Mishel Jeena.

• No info was available on the KZN Inland women’s team scheduled to play North West in Potchefstroom.

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