30 Nov 2017
Written by: Nick Tatham
Van Jaarsveld's return bolsters Dolphins RAM SLAM squad
Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins head into the second half of the RAM
SLAM T20 Challenge on the back of the news that star batsman Vaughn van
Jaarsveld has overcome a back issue and will be in the squad for their
home game against the WSB Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on
Having the left-hander back in the ranks is a welcome boost for the
Dolphins who have only managed to finish two of their five games in the
campaign thus far. An opening round win against this Friday's opposition
and a narrow loss to the bizhub Highveld Lions in their third match sees
the men from Durban on ten points tied with the Knights and Lions.
"This is definitely the most exciting squad of players that I have
coached in my career," Morgan enthused.
"It is an absolute privilage that the team that I am involved in can
take on the best players in the country. This is surely what you play
"We might never have all of these international players in the pot
together again and I believe that the team we have here is one of the
"The boys are really excited to entertain and there are no excuses not
Having beaten the Cobras in their first match of the campaign at
SuperSport Park Centurion, the side from Cape Town have come back
strongly and currently sit in second place on the log following three
wins in a row.
The Dolphins will call on the experience of former Cobra Dane Vilas when
they meet at 6pm on Friday evening.
"They are obviously a good side with some strong Proteas in their line
up as well as a number of players with a lot of experience," Vilas
"We played really well against them last time and batted well and bowled
well up-front so we are pretty confident going into the match this
"Hopefully I can add a bit of insight into their thinking in the
build-up and on the field."
The Dolphins' first home game drew a crowd of around 6000 people despite
the match being abandonded due to rain and Vilas spoke on behalf of the
team when he showed his appreciation for the impressive turn out.
"All the effort that the marketing team has put in has translated into
numbers in the stadium and it is what we want as cricketers, to play in
front of big crowds.
"Unfortunately the rain got in the way but we could see that the fans
were still having a great time despite the weather.
"Friday should be a great evening and we hope to see the same amount of
people if not more at the ground!" Vilas added.
The Hollywoodbets Dolphins take on the WSB Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium
Kingsmead on Friday, 1 December. Gates open at 16:00 with tickets
available on www.ticketpro.co.za or at the gate.
Port Elizabeth is the venue for the Dolphins' Sunday showdown with the
Warriors at St George's Park.
HOLLYWOODBETS DOLPHINS SQUAD:
Sarel Erwee, Morne Van Wyk, Khaya Zondo (c), Sibonelo Makhanya, Andile
Phehlukwayo, Rob Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Athi Maposa, Imran Tahir, Mthokozisi Shezi,
Dane Vilas, Vaughn van Jaarsveld.
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welcome back batsman Vaughn van Jaarsveld for their RAM SLAM T20
Challenge clash with the WSB Cape Cobras at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on
Friday, 1 December.
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