Cape Town - Dolphins
assistant coach Imraan Khan is hoping they can build on their impressive start
to the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge when they host the Knights at Kingsmead in Durban on Friday.
KwaZulu-Natal franchise dispatched the Cape Cobras in record fashion at
their tournament opener in Centurion last Sunday thanks to a flying Sarel Erwee
century that helped them post the highest ever score in the competition's
history - they made 231/2.
too won their opening game, a triumph over the Warriors in Port Elizabeth, but
they were brought tumbling down to earth with a heavy loss to defending
champions the Titans on Wednesday.
revealed they had prepared very well despite the heavy rains experienced in
Durban this week.
are really excited to be back home, especially after a very good performance up
in Pretoria," he said.
"So the confidence is high, the preparations have gone
very well and we've trained really well leading into this game, albeit indoors
due to the rain. We look forward to it."
good showing at Centurion, there are still things the Dolphins are working on
few things, I think if you look back at our running between the wickets and
fielding in general from last season, it was an area of concern," Khan adds.
been looking into it and the guys have put in a really good shift during the
winter to get better in those areas. So you're starting to see that more in
these white-ball games."
coach Nicky Boje, defeat to the Titans on Wednesday was one he would quickly
like to forget as they prepare for the challenge on the coast.
"It was a
tough game against a very good and experienced team," he said. "But it's only
two games gone and we've learnt from both of them. Hopefully we can improve
tomorrow on the mistakes we made."
coach is expecting another tough one in Durban, but is confident they will
played well in that first game, didn't they? They had a few extra days to
prepare as well. But we'll be ready for them on Friday," he concluded.
No rain is
predicted for Friday. Play starts at 18:00.
Sarel Erwee, Morne Van Wyk, Dane Vilas, Khayelihle Zondo (capt), Sibonelo
Makhanya, Andile Phehlukwayo, Smangaliso Nhlebela, Robert Frylinck, Keshav
Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Athi Maposa, Eathan Bosch, Mthokozisi Shezi
Marchant de Lange, Andries Gous, Eddie Leie, Patrick Kruger, Ryan McLaren,
David Miller, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli, Duanne Olivier, Theunis de Bruyn
(capt), Keegan Petersen, Aubrey Swanepoel, Shadley van Schalkwyk