The SWD provincial team will have a tough battle this weekend when they travel to Pretoria for a clash against Northerns. The three-day match will start on Thursday whilst the limited over match will be contested on Sunday.
In their first three three day matches against KwaZulu Natal, Free State and the Central Gauteng Lions respectively the men from the Southern Cape recorded impressive performances but were outplayed on the last day. In the one-day competition SWD were victorious against KZN but suffered a one wicket last ball defeat against Free State and lost badly against the Central Gauteng Lions
Injuries and exam commitments will have a negative effect on their aspirations for the weekend but Jean du Plessis who missed five of the six matches due to exams will be available and will take over the captaincy.
The SWD squad for the weekend is:
Kirwin Christoffels, Yamkela Oliphant, Jean du Plessis (captain), Richardt Frenz, Brendon Louw, Heath Richards, Neil Hornbuckle, Ndumiso Mvelase, Tsepo Ndwandwa, Renaldo Meyer, Bailey Aarons and Bradley de Villiers and Hershell America and Stefan Tait.