Miller's return boosts Knights

16 March 2017 10:40:48 EST
The Knights can call on David Miller's services again.

Victorious Sunfoil Series coach Nicky Boje can see similarities with how the Momentum Cup season is unfolding.

Boje's VKB Knights remain in the hunt to add the 50-over crown to their four-day title, sitting fourth in what is a tightly-bunched table, three points behind second-placed Warriors, their opponents in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

The Knights, who have been boosted by the return of David Miller from international duty with South Africa, have a game in hand and, with four points for a win, victory at St George's Park could prove crucial.

"It's very similar to the Sunfoil Series where there were quite a lot of teams in contention right until the end," Boje said. "That means that there's pressure on you for every game.

"The weird thing is all the bonus point wins or losses that are taking place. It's surprising to see teams win by such big margins and that shows that it's about which team rocks up on the day. Hopefully we'll be that team on Friday."

Warriors coach Malibongwe Maketa, whose team have only three regular season fixtures remaining, can move to within two points of leaders the Hollywoodbets Dolphins with a bonus-point win.

"We want to keep trying to improve on our basics as much as we can, so we can get even better," Maketa said.

"We never like to look too far ahead. So for now it's what's in front of us and at this point in time it's the Knights on Friday. We want to make sure we get to this game with only them in mind and no other teams or results.

"They are a very good team that do the basics well, so it will be tough against them."

The Knights are 7/2 to win the Momentum One Day Cup outright, while the Dolphins can be backed at 1212/1 and the Titans at 1/2.

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