With a bonus point win and a loss already under their belts after their opening Momentum One Day Cup clashes the Sunfoil Dolphins are set to make their maiden appearance at their Durban headquarters, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead on Friday, 16 October when they take on the bizhub Highveld Lions.
The men from Durban have made an addition to the 13-man squad that lost to the Warriors in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday with the vastly experienced Daryn Smit having been added to the mix.
While looking forward to their first appearance at home, the Sunfoil Dolphins are also eager to put in an improved performance with both bat, ball as well as in the field.
A moderate fielding effort at St George’s Park, conceding 93 runs to the Warriors in the final ten overs and then the loss of four wickets in nine balls that ultimately saw the side bowled out nine overs short of their allotment will be areas the Sunfoil Dolphins outfit will want to correct come Friday’s match.
“I thought our fielding wasn’t as good as it should have been against the Warriors,” said Klusener. “(With the ball) I thought we were good in patches but we bowled a couple too many four balls and at this level we need to be a little bit better more often.
“(We also lost) too many soft wickets when batted; I’d like to see us be a little bit harder there and certainly we’re going to have to pick ourselves up come Friday against a very good Lions team,” he added.
Tickets for Friday’s clash can be purchased from www.ticketpro.co.za with fans reminded that any tickets purchased online gives the purchaser the opportunity to nominate a cricket club or school to receive a 50% share of the value of the ticket.
Sahara Stadium Kingsmead’s gates open at 13h00 with play to get underway at 14h00.
Sunfoil Dolphins squad:
Morné van Wyk (captain), Craig Alexander, Cody Chetty, Cameron Delport, Tshepang Dithole, Robbie Frylinck, Ryan MacLaren, Keshav Maharaj, Sibonelo Makhanya, Ayavuya Myoli, Kyle Nipper, Andile Phehlukwayo, Daryn Smit, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Lance Klusener (coach), Rivash Gobind (assistant coach)