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Written by: Nick Tatham
KZN Coastal hoping for historical
Sunfoil Cup glory
Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Coastal team's season will culminate in their
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup final against Namibia beginning at Kingsmead Cricket
Stadium on Thursday, as they hope to become the first KZN Coastals side
to win the coveted red ball competition.
The team has performed consistently well throughout the drawn-out
campaign finishing the round robin phase of the tournament at the top of
Group A, which included one of last seasonís joint winners Northerns, as
well as Western Province and recently crowned CSA Senior Provincial
one-day title winners North West.
KZN Coastal went through the season with just two losses to their record
along with six victories and two draws. Their points tally of 178.9 was
significantly higher than Group B winners Namibia, who ended the season
on 153.68 points.
With history on the line for the hosts this week, they have the
opportunity to join their KZN neighbours as Sunfoil 3-Day Cup champions,
when the men from Pietermaritzburg won the title in 2015/16.
"We have got a lot of confidence going into the game and we have played
some good, consistent cricket this season," coach Roger Telemachus
"There have been some good individual performances but the team has put
it together well on the field.
"We decided that we needed to put a few new things in place after our
disappointing Africa Cup campaign and it has worked out well for us so
Many of the players will be going into a first major final of their
careers, having that in their minds should get them ready for the
encounter, according to their coach.
"Just being in a final should get them ready for this one and we have
tried to approach it in the same way that we have every other game this
season," Telemachus added.
The KZN side have the luxury of calling on some of the players who have
been in the Hollywoodbets Dolphins squad this season; however for the
coach this is an exciting addition as many of them have been involved in
the KZN Coastals side at some stage this season.
"There will be some guys that have been in the Dolphins squad this
season but have also played games for us that we will have in the side.
"They understand the culture and so having the guys in the side will be
crucial elements as we try to make history!" Telemachus said.
KZN Coastal Team:
Michael Erlank, Mishkail Ramsaroop, Kalipa Cele, Senuran Muthusamy,
Marques Ackerman, Jason Oakes, Sibz Makhanya, Calvin Savage, Eathan
Bosch, Smangaliso Nhlebela, Keith Dudgeon.
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all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy will form part of a strong core of players
for the KwaZulu-Natal Coastal team when they take on Namibia in the
Sunfoil 3-Day Cup final at Kingsmead Cricket Stadium starting on
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