The 4-Day Domestic Series is starting to hot up with plenty riding on the final round of games that start on Monday before the next break in the calendar – that will see the last two matches of 2019/20 to be played in late March and early April.

After the log-leading Imperial Lions were stunned by the Hollywoodbets Dolphins, who were last before the previous round of games, last week, the first-class franchise competition has taken a new twist.

All six teams now have a chance, with a good run from any of the teams in the final three rounds almost certain to give them a chance of winning the championship.

The defending champion Lions remain top of the table with 117.26 points, but their lead has been slashed dramatically to just over 13 points from the VKB Knights (103.92).

And in total only 35.72 points separate top from bottom, with the World Sports Betting Cape Cobras (81.54) now last.

Ashwell Prince’s men head to East London to face the Warriors in a must-win game as they aim to remain in contention.

David Bedingham has travelled with the squad after missing the match against the Momentum Multiply Titans due to concussion.

World Sports Betting Cape Cobras squad: Dane Piedt (captain), Aviwe Mgijima, David Bedingham, George Linde, Janneman Malan, Jason Smith, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams, Matthew Kleinveldt, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, Nandre Burger, Simon Khomari, Thando Ntini