Hollywoodbets Dolphins Media Release

 No: DOL2252

26 Jan 2022

Embargo: None

 Written by: Dave Macleod

Upbeat Dolphins host strong Warriors outfit in Durban

Durban Buoyed by their dramatic victory in their previous CSA 4-Day Domestic Series encounter, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins will face the second placed GBets Warriors in the at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium from 27-30 January.

The Dolphins were finally able to complete a match and it ended with an emphatic win over the table-topping Imperial Lions with captain Marques Ackerman starring with the bat in the fourth innings in Durban.

This weeks clash will be equally tough with the Warriors side sitting just behind the Lions on the table after four wins and one loss from their five matches so far this season.

Proteas all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo and batsman Sarel Erwee will both be available for the clash with the Warriors giving the Dolphins a much-needed boost going into the clash starting on Thursday.

Its fantastic to see how Andile performed in the ODI series against India where he finished as the leading wicket taker, Dolphins assistant coach Quinton Friend said.

Its a massive boost for him and he can take a lot of confidence away from that series and its always nice having these players coming back into the Dolphins environment and sharing their knowledge and putting in good performances for us.

SJ is really up for this game against the Warriors and has trained really well and hes come back from the Proteas set-up in a really good space where he worked on one or two things and hes just happy to be part of the Dolphins again.

The Warriors have won four of their five matches this campaign and will come to Hollywoodbets Kingsmead in high spirits but for Friend focusing on the opposition will not be beneficial to the Dolphins.

The Warriors are obviously a very good outfit coached by Robin Peterson who is a really good coach and obviously we respect our opposition and they are a well drilled team all round.

We havent put too much focus on the Warriors themselves and try and focus more on ourselves and the way that we want to go about things.

We know what is coming our way and we just need to make sure that we are on top of our game, Friend added.

The Dolphins have included the young Slade van Staden in their squad as positive Covid-19 infections have forced a few changes to the squad that played the Lions.

Squad vs Warriors
Sarel Erwee, Grant Roelofsen, Thando Ntini, Slade van Staden, Marques Ackerman, Thamsanqa Khumalo, Jason Smith, Andile Phehlukwayo, Hlompo Modimokoane, Eathan Bosch, Daryn Dupavillon, Kerwin Mungroo, Ottniel Baartman, Odirile Modimokoane

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Following a brilliant ODI series with the Proteas, all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo will return to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins side for their 4-Day Domestic Series clash with the GBets Warriors at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium starting on Thursday. Darren Stewart/
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Sarel Erwee will return for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins against the GBets Warriors in their 4-Day Domestic Series clash at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium starting on Thursday. Lee Warren/
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