The Highveld Lions will be wary of taking the Knights too lightly when they meet in a Ram Slam T20 Challenge match in Potchefstroom this evening.
As it stands the Knights are winless and are firmly rooted to the bottom of the log while the Lions are still in with a chance of making the play-offs thanks to their victory over the Dolphins on the weekend.
“The Knights are pretty wounded at the moment but I think a wounded dog is aggressive and dangerous so we cant take them lightly,” Dwaine Pretorius, who was the catalyst to the win at the Wanderers on the weekend, said after training yesterday.
“We want to win in Potch and then against the Cobras on the weekend. We’re backing our skills and it’s just about doing the basics well,” he added referring to the clash against the Cape Cobras at the Bullring on Sunday afternoon.
Pretorius returned career best figures of 4/22 against the Dolphins accounting for the wickets of big-hitters David Miller and Dwayne Bravo in the same over at a time when the Durban franchise looked to be coasting towards victory.
“It has done the confidence a world of good. I’m glad that I could contribute to a win, we badly needed it to stay in the competition and it’s always nice to pull it through when the pressure is on.”
At this stage of the competition he’s third on the list for most wickets with his haul of 10 so far with teammate Aaron Phangiso ahead of him and Chris Morris – who used to fill the role now occupied by Pretorius at the Lions – at the head of affairs with 12 victims.
“I pride myself on being an all-rounder so I really want to contribute in both facets for the team. I want to keep pushing and pushing the guys on top of me. You never know what happens and I’m just working hard and seeing where it gets me,” said Pretorius.