Written by: Nick Tatham
Injuries plague Dolphins ahead of Lions clash
Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins will head into their penultimate
Sunfoil Series clash with the bizhub Highveld Lions without senior players
Morné van Wyk, Rob Frylinck and seamer Rabian Engelbrecht starting at the
Wanderers on Thursday.
The two experienced stars will be missing from the squad for different
reasons with Frylinck out with a hand injury while Van Wyk misses the
clash for personal reasons.
Chances of pushing for a second title of the season all but disappeared
when the Dolphins were outgunned by the WSB Cape Cobras in
Pietermaritzburg two weeks ago.
Despite having very little chance of winning the championship title, there
is plenty to play for coach Grant Morgan’s chargers who take on the bottom
of the table Lions on the highveld.
"For us the competition is over but maybe that is not a bad thing," Morgan
said. "There is a lot going on with us at the moment and without some of
our star players it is exciting that we can get some younger guys into the
"You always want to go out there and grab the game by the scruff of the
neck and see how it unfolds from there so we will definitely be having
another good go here at the Wanderers.
"We are still really looking forward to the game."
Unfortunately for the Dolphins they will be without their star bowler from
their clash with the Cobras as Rabian Engelbrecht misses the trip to the
City of Gold after picking up an illness and Andile Phehlukwayo is still
"Although we have a couple of guys missing, as I said, it's exciting for
the other guys that have been on the fringes."
Despite languishing at the foot of the table, Morgan is not taking the
hosts lightly and is adamant that they still have a lot to play for in
their final two games of the 2017/18 domestic season.
"You are always in something; it's just what sort of competition you are
"Every day you play the game is an opportunity to get better and also they
can still climb up the log if they have two good games so there is always
something on the table.
"Even if you are last there is always something that you can improve on so
we will not take them lightly," Morgan added.
The Dolphins have added a number of new faces to their squad with a few
players in line for the Dolphins debut.
Having spent some time away from the four-day side, all-rounder Calvin
Savage will be keen to impress on his return to Dolphins red ball cricket
over the next four days.
Young Eathan Bosch and Okuhle Cele will also be in the front seats for
spots in the Dolphins side for the match starting on Thursday, with
wicket-keeper/batsman Jason Oakes also travelling with the squad to
It will be Dolphins first class debuts for both Bosch and Cele should they
HOLLYWOODBETS DOLPHINS SQUAD:
Sarel Erwee, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Senuran Muthusamy, Khaya Zondo,
Sibonelo Makhanya, Dane Vilas, Calvin Savage, Prenelan Subrayen, Eathan
Bosch, Kerwin Mungroo, Okuhle Cele, Jason Oakes.
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All-rounder Calvin Savage will
be hoping to impress on his return to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins Sunfoil
Series set-up with the Dolphins take on the bizhub Highveld Lions at the
Bidvest Wanderers from Thursday to Sunday.
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