Written by: Nick Tatham
Settled Dolphins out to continue winning form
Durban – The table-topping Hollywoodbets Dolphins return to Kingsmead
Cricket Stadium on Tuesday for a meeting with shared Momentum One Day
Cup champions the Warriors, looking to make it four wins from four in
the limited overs campaign.
The Durban side occupy the top spot on the log after three good wins to
start the tournament against the Lions, the Titans and most recently,
Amongst the Dolphins players have been a handful of Proteas stars and
they have been hugely influential so far in the campaign. With a one day
series against Sri Lanka looming, coach Grant Morgan will still have his
international stars in the mix for Tuesday’s clash.
“We have got our plan sorted out because we know who is going to be
coming and going at any given time,” Morgan said.
“Having a guy like Robbie (Frylinck) out injured gives a guy like Calvin
(Savage) a chance to get himself into the tournament.
“We won’t necessarily make any changes but if it is a horses-for-courses
requirement we will do that but we feel we are covered well at the
An intriguing relationship has developed between the Dolphins and the
Warriors in recent years with the Eastern Cape side often proving to be
a thorn in the side of the Dolphins. Getting one over them early in the
competition will be a good way to set the tone going into the second
half of the campaign.
“They have beaten us quite a bit, we have beaten them too make no
mistake but we want to put our record against them right.
“The Warriors have got a clean slate against us this season so now is
the perfect time and opportunity to put that to bed.
“There are only two unbeaten sides left in this competition and we want
to be the side that wakes up on Wednesday still unbeaten,” Morgan
Being in a strong position going into a run of four home games gives the
Dolphins an opportunity to cement that spot on top of the log, however
Morgan is wary that his side needs to improve their record at home.
“We need to start making this home ground advantage count in our favour.
“I am glad that we won in Pietermaritzburg for the first time (In the 50
over competition) since I have been coach which hopefully will be a
catalyst for us performing well at home.
“We want to win in front of our own crowd and this is the time now,” he
The match at Kingsmead starts at 13:30.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins v Warriors
Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Sarel Erwee, Morné van Wyk, Senuran Muthusamy,
Dane Vilas, Dave Miller, Khaya Zondo (c), Andile Phehlukwayo, Prenelan
Subrayen, Mthokozisi Shezi, Imran Tahir, Okuhle Cele, Calvin Savage,
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The Hollywoodbets Dolphins will still have the services of their
international players like David Miller (pictured) for their upcoming
Momentum One Day Cup clash with the Warriors at Kingsmead Cricket
Stadium on Tuesday.
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