23 Nov 2017
Written by: Nick Tatham
Benoni stop up next for Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins travel to Sahara Willowmore Park
Benoni for their fifth match of their RAM SLAM T20 Challenge campaign
where they take on the table-topping Multiply Titans on Friday evening.
Heading into the halfway stage of the tournament, the Dolphins are
currently tied for second place on the log despite have two of their
last three matches lost to weather and will be looking to make a
statement against the Titans.
"You've got two choices, I think, going into this game," coach Grant
"We can think about being underdone having lost two games to weather or
we can go out there and say what an absolute privilege to play against a
side like the Titans.
"We have been training fairly hard and if we are a bit underdone, so
what. We could maybe say that the other sides are a bit tired."
The Titans have been in dangerous form in the early stages of the RAM
SLAM and with a Protea-laden squad to pick from Morgan believes that
playing against the best is what cricket is all about.
"What more do you want as a player and a man? You have a chance to play
some of the best players in the country."
A strong Dolphins squad will make the trip up to Gauteng and Morgan
believes that they have the personnel to cover all likely circumstances
despite injuries to Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Rabian Engelbrecht, Okuhle
Cele and Lwandiswa Zuma.
"We have got a set-up that allows us to go into a game with a really
deep batting line-up with Keshav Maharaj at eight and potentially
Prenelan Subrayen at nine.
"Or we can go into a game with seven bowling options so we can adapt to
the situation if needed," he added.
With the frantic nature of T20 cricket breaking the game right down into
two or one over patches can be vital in gaining the advantage over your
"All of our players must be ready for those two over contributions. It
might only be one over even.
"Your one over might be only conceding seven runs and that could be the
match winning over.
"Depending on what the conditions are or how the pitch reacts, everyone
has to be ready to make any sort of contribution," Morgan stressed.
The Titans' ability this season to see off sides comfortably could prove
to be a slight curse, according to Morgan.
"If the guys at the top make one wrong decision or one mistake that
brings in the guy’s lower down that haven't been exposed yet in the
competition this year."
After Friday's match the Dolphins have a week long break before a
frantic final push in the RAM SLAM that sees them play five games in
nine days in the lead up to the play-offs.
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins’ next game is a home game against the WSB
Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday, 1 December.
HOLLYWOODBETS DOLPHINS SQUAD:
Sarel Erwee, Morne Van Wyk, Khaya Zondo (c), Sibonelo Makhanya, Andile
Phehlukwayo, Rob Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Athi Maposa, Eathan Bosch,
Imran Tahir, Mthokozisi Shezi,
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will rely quite heavily on the experience of all-rounder Andile
Phehlukwayo (pictured) when they travel to Sahara Willowmore Park to
take on the Multiply Titans in the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge on Friday, 24
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