Relaxing before the game: Fiqre Crockwell is pictured with a young lion cub at Johannesburg’s Safari Park, just before the tournament began. *Photo James Whittaker
Relaxing before the game: Fiqre Crockwell is pictured with a young lion cub at Johannesburg’s Safari Park, just before the tournament began. *Photo James Whittaker
Lion hearts will be required for Bermuda's cricketers today as they aim for a vital win in a game that could have huge repercussions for the future of the national sport.

More prey than predator in the tournament so far, the Bermuda team has lacked the killer instinct required in the World Cup Qualifying tournament in South Africa.

And unless they beat Holland today they will be coming home early.

Young opener Fiqre Crockwell, pictured here with a young lion cub at a Johannesburg Safari Park, is hoping to help the team to victory.

The 23-year-old has shown some of the same fearless nature with the bat after coming into the team for Saturday's victory over Denmark after two losses early in the tournament had left Bermuda on the brink of elimination.

"We came here to win the tournament and everybody is disappointed with the way things have gone so far," said the youngster.

"But I know the team can do much better. We have to win tomorrow (Wednesday). It's a crucial game."