Cape Town - Warriors
coach Rivash Gobind is wary of the battle-hardened Dolphins ahead of their Sunfoil Series encounter that starts at at St
George's Park in Port Elizabeth from Thursday.
KwaZulu-Natal franchise have been forced into several corners this
season, but like they did last week against the Knights in
have put up some brave second-innings shows to salvage priceless draws
were made to follow on at the Mangaung Oval, but emerged with a shared
result and Gobind knows they have a tough task on their hands in the
Dolphins have shown that they're really hard to beat this year," he
said. "They've found themselves in some really tough positions and each
time they've managed to dig their way out.
"We're going to have to be at our very best to try and force a result. Hopefully we can do that over the next few days."
two teams shared the One-Day Cup title a few weeks ago and
both will want to make that count now heading into the final passage of
Warriors made an excellent start to the second half of the term when
they stunned the Highveld Lions in a low-scoring affair in East
London. It was a result that propelled them to second place and Gobind
believes they can take a lot of confidence heading into the final four
was a tight game and the fact that both teams were pushing for a result
helped," he added. "I thought we were really good over the course of
think winning that game, the first of the second round, was really
important and leaves us in a good space going to the final four games."
the fight put up by the Dolphins, their coach, Grant Morgan, admits it
has been coming too late in games when the points on offer are far
less compared to good showings earlier on in games.
can't carry on like this because we are losing crucial first innings
points and we are getting to a stage where we need to win but if we
we need to stay in touch and get those first innings points," he
"The frustrating part is that we are spending too much time
on the back foot in games and have to recoup games through some massive
Dolphins boss, whose side are fourth on the table and still very much
in contention, is desperate for his side to do much better in the
weeks of the season.
would say that we have only shown hints of our A game here and there
throughout the season," he added. "We owe ourselves our A game at least
three times out of the next four games."
Colin Ackermann (capt), Matthew Breetzke, Edward Moore, Gihahn Cloete, Yaseen Vallie, Lesiba
Ngoepe, Clyde Fortuin, Simon Harmer, Aya Gqamane, Tladi Bokako, Anrich Nortje, Lutho Sipamla, Andrew Birch
Keshav Maharaj (capt), Sarel Erwee, Morne Van Wyk, Vaughn Van
Jaarsveld, Senuran Muthusamy,
Sibonelo Makhanya, Dane Vilas, Robert Frylinck, Athi Maposa, Kerwin
Mungroo, Zakariya Paruk, Daryn Dupavillon, Prenelan Subrayen