Lions seamer joins Cape Cobras

File image: Nandre Burger.

Lions seamer Nandre Burger has joined the Cape Cobras ahead of the 2019-20 season.

Burger was a key member of the Lions’ 2018-19 One-Day Cup campaign, but did not feature in the CSA T20 Challenge.

The left-arm seamer, too, played for the Cape Town Blitz during late last year’s inaugural Mzansi Super League.

“He brings variety to our bowling attack as a left-arm seam bowler. Also, he’s quite a bit taller compared to the rest of our seam bowlers. Mthi Nabe is the only person in our attack who has some height to him and Rory Kleinveldt brings some height in the white ball competitions,’ said Cobras head coach Ashwell Prince.

“In terms of trying to win the four-day competition, a left-arm seamer will be crucial to partner up with Dane Piedt who was sensational this year. He will be able to create some footmarks for him to bowl into and hopefully allowing him to become even more of a threat.

“All in all, it’s a big plus for us to have Nandre. He also did well for Cape Town Blitz, especially at Newlands. He’s a player I admire, mostly for his skills and I look forward to working with him.”

The 23-year-old Burger has taken 119 wickets in 22 first-class, 21 List A and 17 T20 matches since February 2016’s debut for Gauteng.

“I’ve worked with coach Ashwell at the Cape Town Blitz and I appreciate him bringing me down to Cape Town for this new challenge at the Cobras. I know what the expectations are and I’m ready for the challenge and looking forward to working with him again,’ concluded Burger.