Written by: Dave Macleod
Strong Dolphins squad named for season opener
Durban - The Hollywoodbets Dolphins have named a strong squad of fourteen
for their 4-Day Domestic Series opener against the Imperial Lions starting
at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Monday.
Following what has been an extended off and pre-season the players from
around the country will be itching to get back onto the field of play next
week and the Dolphins will have a tough test against the defending
Coach of the Dolphins Imraan Khan is looking forward to his team getting
their season underway following a long period of uncertainty.
"There is a lot of excitement in the camp and the boys have trained well
going into this one," Khan said. "We've had two practice games over the
last three weeks which was great prep for us.
"We've covered all the bases that we need to cover and now it's just about
converting that into a competitive space."
The Dolphins have got basically a full squad to pick from and that would
have caused a few headaches for the selectors when finalising the
"There are a few niggles but that is to be expected given the rise in
workload of late specifically from a bowling perspective but nothing major
so we have a full squad to pick from.
"It's not going to be an easy one picking that final eleven because we
have some good players in the group.
"We will make our call on the final eleven as late as possible given that
the wicket will be under cover for most of the weekend and we'll make our
decision on Monday morning," Khan added.
The Dolphins have selected all three of their outside acquisitions with
Ruan de Swardt, Otneil Baartman and Keegan Petersen all in line for
debuts. Lifa Ntanzi also makes the squad and could make his red ball debut
for the Dolphins next week.
Head of Department of International and Governance Relations at the
eThekwini Municipality Eric Apelgren is excited that the Dolphins are back
"Congratulations to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins and KZN cricket for an
amazing season last year.
"We salute and appreciate the courage and positive spirit that KZN Cricket
and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins have shown in their approach and
preparation for the new season.
"The city is looking forward to a successful and exciting cricket season,"
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Imperial Lions
Marques Ackerman (c), Daryn Dupavilion, Lifa Ntanzi, Ruan De Swardt,
Kerwin Mungroo, Otneil Baartman, Prenelan Subrayen, Keshav Maharaj, Andile
Phehlukwayo, Senuran Muthusamy, Khaya Zondo, Keegan Petersen, Sarel Erwee,
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins will be looking to their Protea star Andile
Phehlukwayo (pictured) to be a crucial part of the their batting and
bowling as they begin their 4-Day Domestic Series with a clash against the
imperial Lions at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead starting on Monday.
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