Written by: Dave Macleod
Dolphins expecting tough task at Centurion
Durban - Following their good win over the VKB Knights a fortnight ago,
the Hollywoodbets Dolphins travel to SuperSport Park to face the
Multiply Titans in their next 4-Day Domestic Series match starting on
The Dolphins currently occupy top spot in Pool B just ahead of the
Knights and will head to Centurion for this cross-pool clash with
confidence and two Proteas heavier with the return of Andile Phehlukwayo
and Keshav Maharaj.
With both sides able to call on their Proteas stars, Dolphins coach
Imraan Khan is expecting a good game of cricket.
"I think it's going to be an exciting match with two strong sides on
offer," he said. "Having Keshav and Andile back in our squad doesnít
pose a selection headache but it's one that we are not disappointed in
"We are playing good cricket at the moment and I want us to just focus
on our processes and the rest will take care of itself.
"The boys have enjoyed this little period off after back-to-back games
and are looking forward to trying to replicate their home form away from
The Proteas test squad for their series against Sri Lanka was announced
on Friday which sees Keegan Petersen, Keshav Maharaj and Sarel Erwee all
in the squad; it's a first national call-up for Erwee. The squad will
only assemble on 19 December so they will all be available for this
round of fixtures.
The Dolphins top six have all been in the runs at various stages of the
competition which is something that Khan is pleased about.
"We are happy that the guys that have to score us the runs are in good
form and letís hope that that can continue when we take on the Titans.
"It's a good sign for us and the guys are playing as a unit and feeding
off each other with is great to see."
The Titans have relied heavily on Aiden Markram for their runs this
season and although the focus won't be on the opposition Khan's side
will go into the match well prepared.
"We will do our homework on the Titans but we've played against these
guys a lot over the years. They are outstanding cricketers, there's no
doubt about that.
"It's the type of game that as a team we are excited about because we
want to continue to show our growth in four-day cricket and challenge
ourselves against the best.
"This is the perfect opportunity to put up our hands and play some good
Hollywoodbets Dolphins Squad:
Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marques Ackerman, Mangilso Mosehle,
Grant Roelofsen, Keegan Petersen, Sarel Erwee, Khaya Zondo, Ottneil
Baartman, Daryn Dupavilion, Kerwin Mungroo, Lifa Ntanzi, Ruan De Swardt,
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins wicket-keeper/batsman Grant Roelofsen made a
welcome return to form when the Dolphins beat the VKB Knights and the
side are relishing their upcoming 4-Day Domestic Series clash with the
Multiply Titans at SuperSport Park starting on Sunday.
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