Lions charged up ahead of Sunfoil Series action return
The bizhub Highveld Lions are raring to make amends for the poor showing in this year’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge and Momentum One Day Cup tournament as the second half of the Sunfoil Series returns this Thursday. The Lions finished fifth in both domestic limited overs competitions this season, narrowly missing out on qualifying for the play-offs to the Warriors in both competitions. The Lions travel to East London to take on the Warriors in round six of the Four-Day Challenge this week with a possible victory certain to elevate Toyana’s men to the top of the log. Toyana has more on how to approach the rest of the season.
“It was a disappointing way to end the first half of the competition,” As Toyana reflected on the loss against the Titans during the Sunfoil 5th round. “We were really poor with the bat and bowl. Although credit must be given to the likes of Lungi Ngidi and Aiden Markram who should their class on that day for the Titans”
Geoffrey Toyana believes his bizhub Highveld Lions team has been building good momentum during their preparations for the Warriors and hopes they can capitalise on that positivity
“My squad is looking good,” Toyana said. “So we can’t wait to see how they get on. I'm pleased with what we’ve seen in training.”
Toyana further dove into the depth of his team for the fixture with the inclusion of all-rounder Nono Pongolo and seamer Sean Jameson for the first time in the Lions set up this season, who have been rewarded for their exceptional performances for Gauteng
“It’s going to be tough in terms of team selection,” the coach explained. “I got around 14 players to choose from and all of them are keen to play.”
BIZHUB HIGHVELD LIONS SQUAD: Stephen Cook (capt), Reeza Hendricks, Omphile Ramela, Rassie van der Dussen, Nicky van den Bergh, Mangaliso Mosehle, Beuran Hendricks, Craig Alexander, Nono Pongolo, Sean Jameson, Wiaan Mulder