Originally Posted by SeamUp
I'm not so sure about Arnold. Supposedly he has had such a bad back injury he is trying to tranform into a batsman which I cannot see. The only way Malan can get into the team is if he replaces Snijman.
Kaber will definitley not make it this season. Gone are the days of picking a 'Gibbs' from high school at 16 and playing FC cricket. He is only year 11 at school and will continue to be at the Titans academy and play U19 WC next year. Kaber took the most school boy wickets in SA for last season and obviously broke the Affies record at the same time. In the past it wasn't really a cricketing but a rugby school. Now they keep producing cricketers.
Yaseen Vallie wasn't given a contract for the Cobras surprisingly. Once again the pathetic Cobras hierarchy cannot see an obvious talent like a Kieswetter.
Shouldn't be that difficult then. Malan starred for the National Academy this winter against the Bangladeshi academy and it was only last year, van der Merwe was doing the same.
Cobras are a poorly run franchise. Aside from Yaseen and Kieswetter, they also let Dawid Malan and Bradley Barnes fall through the system. Whilst also making Richard Levi rot for Western Province, despite being one of the most talented batsman in the country. Cobras should be building their side around the likes of Levi, van Zyl and Vallie, instead they let the likes of Philander and Kleinveldt blow up and piss away their career.