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
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 week’s 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.
“It’s 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.
“It’s a massive boost for him and he can take a lot of confidence away
from that series and it’s 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 he’s come back from the Proteas set-up in a really good space
where he worked on one or two things and he’s just happy to be part of the
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 haven’t 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.
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
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