FAST bowler Charl Willoughby says Somerset Sabres WILL lift the Twenty20 Cup at the end of finals day at Edgbaston on Saturday.

The South African said Somerset are high on confidence and have nothing to fear from any of the other three teams.

Somerset take on Kent in the second semi-final, after Sussex have gone head-to-head with Northamptonshire.

Willoughby, who has been one of Somerset’s most consistent wicket-takers in all cricket since joining in 2006, said: “I think Somerset are going to win the Twenty20 Cup. We have got a great team at the moment with a very good record this year.

“We have had a couple of crashes but we have learnt from them and we can definitely get to the final and win the Twenty20 Cup.

“Kent are a good all-round side but, in the last few years, we have definitely had the upper hand against them, so they are going to be nervous playing against us.

“We will have a lot of confidence having beaten them before twice this season.

“After we have beaten them, and I don’t have any doubts that we will, we play either Northants or Sussex. We have played Northants so many times in the last few years and had the upper hand as well.

“Although they have done well in T20 we did beat them up there this season and we will have got a lot of confidence from that result.

“The confidence the team has taken from four-day cricket into our one-day cricket is quite high and we all believe that we can win it.”

Willoughby added: “I have no doubt that if the weather allows us to play cricket at Edgbaston on Saturday then at the end of the day we will be holding the Twenty20 Cup.”

BEFORE Twenty20 Cup finals day, Somerset Sabres are in Pro40 action when they take on Gloucestershire Gladiators in Bristol in a floodlit game this evening (Thursday, 4.40pm).

On Monday, Somerset play Sussex Sharks in a floodlit game at the County Ground (4.40pm). The two sides then clash again in a Championship match at the County Ground, which starts on Wednesday (11am).