Written by: Nick Tatham
Dupavillon delivers on Proteas debut
Durban – From the phone call to his international debut Hollywoodbets
Dolphins seamer Daryn Dupavillon had very little time to take it in
however the speedster delivered and helped the Standard Bank Proteas to
a three-nil series whitewash of Australia.
The life-changing call came through with the 25 year-old was on the golf
course and he had to rush off to the airport to join up with the team in
Potchefstroom on Friday ahead of the game on the Saturday.
Dupavillon returned with figures of one for 21 in his six overs with his
first wicket in international cricket being the prized scalp of
Australian captain Aaron Finch. Dupavillon will never forget his first
wicket for the Proteas for a number of reasons.
“I don’t normally get those types of wickets but I will definitely take
it that’s for sure!” he said. “To have a fellow Dolphins player and (Maritzburg)
College boy (David Miller) taking the catch made it that much more
From the call-up to his debut Dupavillon didn’t have too much time to
think about it but once he was with the side he managed to settle in
well with the squad and enjoyed every minute of his time with the
“It was an incredible experience for me. The guys were really good to me
and made me feel very comfortable throughout my time there.
“I was pretty nervous for my first over but fortunately the experience
that was around me helped calm me down and after I bowled the first over
I started to get more comfortable.”
Dupavillon has been one of the more unfortunate players when it comes to
injury set-backs and he has had to fight his way back into the Dolphins
set-up after losing his contract due to lack of game-time after a number
of injury lay-offs.
“Fortunately for me I have been able to play consistent cricket for the
last two years but this call-up came as a complete shock to be honest.
“I have been there or there abouts in the Dolphins side at the moment so
to be given a chance to play for South Africa has been very special.
“It’s a dream come true for me after all the injuries and I honestly
felt that it was a lot further away than it actually was, which is
probably why the selection came as such a shock!”
Dupavillon returns to the Dolphins squad for their final round robin
game of the Momentum One Day Cup before they prepare to host one of the
semi-finals next week at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium.
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins fast bowler Daryn Dupavillon (pictured) finished
with one for 21 in six overs on debut as the Standard Bank Proteas beat
Australia by six wickets in the third and final One Day International in
Potchefstroom over the weekend
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