Cape Town - Dolphins coach Grant Morgan remains a frustrated figure
following their iffy start to the CSA T20 Challenge and hopes that his side can
drive home some of the many advantages they have held when they welcome the
Warriors to Durban on Wednesday.
The KwaZulu-Natal side won their first match of the campaign
10 days ago, but it has been defeat-rain-defeat since then, which has left them
second bottom on the standings.
They currently have just six points from four matches and
need to get a move on if they want to have a chance of reaching the play-offs.
With the competition reaching halfway at Kingsmead after
this game, there is still plenty to do and Morgan knows it.
"We should have won
the last two games because we are doing a lot of good things in the games," he
said. "We're putting sides under pressure, but still it seems that we're
chasing a lot."
The Dolphins beat the Knights in their opening fixture,
before losing to the Highveld Lions, sharing the spoils of a wash-out
against the Titans and then suffering another setback to the Cape Cobras.
"There was rain around in that first game and the game could
have been a stop-start affair and again at Newlands there were some patches on
the wicket, but again we're doing a lot of good things," Morgan added.
"We're getting early breakthroughs and putting the pressure
on, but we just haven't finished games. We’ll be hoping to do that on
Wednesday. It's another opportunity for sure."
Their opponents, the Warriors, also have worries. After
receiving the rub of the green in their opening DLS win over reigning champions
the Titans, their game against the Knights was washed out, followed by defeat
to the Cobras and another abandonment versus the Lions.
"The weather hasn't been kind to us," coach Rivash Gobind
said. "We've had a lot of interruptions, but it's not something we can control.
In saying that, we hope that we can get all the overs in tomorrow and push for
Assessing the Dolphins, who the Warriors have tended to boss
in recent seasons - they have a 12-6 win-loss record - Gobind felt they would
offer a stiff challenge.
"Our paths have been very similar over the past two to
three years," he concluded. "It's a similar sort of group and mindset. But
they're always up for it, especially in their home conditions where they will
be stronger. They know how to play it well.
"They also use it to their advantage. I mean
Kingsmead has changed over the years and it's not the traditional surface as we
know it. It's slow and low, so we'll have to adapt as always and do our best