Since the departure of Kevin Pietersen and Kyle Abbott and the ruling out of Prenelan Subrayen, the Durban unit have struggled to replicate the success they enjoyed during their first four fixtures of this year’s competition and will be hoping to turn that around come Saturday.
“Without making excuses, losing the top wicket taker, top runs scorer and the best death bowler in the country in a week has been quite tough,” said head coach Lance Klusener.
“We need to get that belief back that we can win and we need to find out how to win with this different combination.
“That has been something that we haven’t done (since losing those three players) but maybe a freshen up (to the squad) will do that,” he added.
With their batting order having performed below par since the departure of the Pietersen at the halfway stage of the competition, the Durban franchise have turned to Jonathan Vandiar to help get their top order back on track.
“We’ve made some poor shot selections, certainly when we played here (in Durban against the Titans) and then some poor thinking as well,” said Klusener.
“Let’s have a look and see what Johnny (Vandiar) can do.
“He’s got a good reputation, made