Smit to skipper Dolphins

2012-08-04 10:04
Daryn Smit (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Daryn Smit will be the Dolphins’ new captain for the upcoming cricket season, the KwaZulu-Natal franchise announced on Friday.

The 28-year-old wicketkeeper will take over the reins from former skipper Imraan Khan who has stepped down to focus on fighting his way into national selection.

Smit has been the team’s vice-captain for the past three years.

New Dolphins coach Lance Klusener told that Smit had been the stand-out candidate.

“Daryn is exceptionally passionate about the franchise. We are looking to forge a new culture with a young team and to bring new pride in wearing the jersey and he is a shining example of that,” said Klusener.

“He is someone that we are very lucky to have and he is also looking to wear the gloves for the national side and he will have a lot of support to make sure he achieves his goals,” the coach added.

Smit told Cricket SA's website he will do his best to help restore the Dolhpins as a dominant force in South African domestic cricket.

"It is truly an honour and privilege to have been appointed captain of the Dolphins this week. As a youngster coming to watch Natal, as we were known back then in the early 90's, it was a dream of mine to play at Kingsmead and follow in the footsteps of my heroes. I have been lucky enough to do that for the past 9 years and to now be able to lead this team is truly an honour.

“I would not have accepted this job if I didn't truly believe that I could make a difference to this team and if I did not believe in each and every member within our squad. I eagerly anticipate the challenges that lie ahead and look forward to the opportunity to be an integral part of restoring the Dolphins back to our rightful position as a dominant force within South African cricket."

Read more on:    dolphins  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who should open the batting alongside Dean Elgar in SA's four-Test series against England in July?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.