Written by: Nick Tatham
Mungroo looking to kick on
Durban – With an Mzansi Super League winner’s medal around his neck and
confidence to boot, young Hollywoodbets Dolphins seamer Kerwin Mungroo
hopes to recreate that form when he turns out for the Durban franchise
this coming season.
The 25 year old broke his finger in the Dolphins’ Momentum One Day Cup
game with the VKB Knights in Bloemfontein which put an end to a promising
season for the Ladysmith-born star which led to a tough few months on the
“The injury hit me really hard because I felt like I was playing good
cricket up to that point,” Mungroo said. “White ball cricket is what I
love and I grew up playing it so I was excited for the One Day Cup and was
hoping to contribute a lot to the side.
“I think I might have also been too keen to get back playing and that
meant that the injury didn’t heal properly so that set me back further.
“The lockdown has given me a proper chance to recover which has been
Mungroo formed an important part of the Mzansi Super League winning Paarl
Rocks bowling line-up where he took one for 21 in his four overs in the
final as the Rocks beat the Tshwane Spartans. Being involved in a
tournament winning side was a big boost for Mungroo’s confidence.
“The emphasis at the Rocks was taking responsibility and doing your part
for the team,” he explained. “I knew that I would have to bowl with the
new ball and try and get some swing up front and then have to come back at
“The senior players would give me assistance but they wouldn’t tell me
what to do and I think that has given me a lot of confidence in my own
“I felt like I came back to the Dolphins as a different bowler and I was
backed by the coaching staff which was a massive boost for me.”
The Dolphins employed a new bowling coach in Quinton Friend at the
beginning of last season and Mungroo feels that he has had a positive
impact on his game so far.
“Quinton always wants you to give one hundred percent all the time and he
is always on your back making sure that you are putting in the hard work.
“I feel that I thrive in that sort of environment and having him always
talking to me and making sure I am trying to get better is great.”
With an extended offseason for the Dolphins Mungroo isn’t sure what the
immediate plans are but he is trying to make do with what he has at home
“I have a gym here so I am trying to stay as fit as I can but I haven’t
done any bowling yet.
“We had a team meeting the other day and hopefully we’ll be able to get
back in the nets bowling in Durban soon.”
Mungroo has set himself a very simple goal for the upcoming season as he
plans to take his career to the next level.
“I want to play all formats and do as well as I can for the Dolphins
because as we saw with my good friend Daryn Dupavillon if the Dolphins are
doing well then the national selectors take notice,” he added.
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Hollywoodbets Dolphins fast bowler Kerwin Mungroo wants to begin the
upcoming season with the same purpose he was playing with before an injury
ended his season prematurely.
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