Cape Cobras face a battle for survival when they take on the Barbados Tridents in their Champions League T20 2014 game in Mohali.
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Match 12 of the CLT20 2014 is scheduled for a 4 pm IST (11.30 am BST, 6.30 am ET) start with live coverage on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3 (in Hindi) and Star Sports HD1. The match can also be watched via free live streaming online in India. Viewers in the US can catch all the action on ESPN, with the option available for live streaming. Canada viewers will be able to view the game on Sportsnet or live online.
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The Cobras are up against it having lost both their matches of CLT20 2014 so far, and that too by large margins.
With the net run rate always likely to come into play in deciding the semifinalists from Group B, the Cobras really have only one choice – win their remaining two matches, including the one against the Barbados Tridents, and try to make those victories as big as possible.
"Obviously, in the last two games we haven't performed like we wanted to," Cobras vice-captain Dane Vilas said on Thursday. "But we have improved our performance from the first game. So, that's quite nice.
"We came here to win as many games as possible and we want to win every game. So, at least, now we know what we have to do. We have to win the next two to give ourselves a chance.
"So, we will go into this game and try to improve our performance from the last game. And hopefully, that will be enough to get us through tomorrow's game."
While the Cobras find themselves with their backs against the wall, that will be the situation the Barbados Tridents will look to avoid by picking up a win against the South African team on Friday at the PCS Stadium.
The Tridents, who lost their opening match of the CLT20 2014 to the Kings XI, will not want to find themselves staring down the barrel with two losses in two matches, especially with the Kings XI Punjab, Northern Knights and Hobart Hurricanes all looking formidable.
"We know they have lost their first two games," said Barbados Tridents captain Raya Emrit. "They are definitely on the back foot and we are going to try and pounce on that and get a victory.
"They have a lot of experience, we had a look at their highlights, we know some of the guys in their team but we have our own game plan. This is like a home venue, so we definitely want to get a good result here."