Dolphins prepare for final 2015/16 bout

The curtain comes down on the 2015/16 domestic cricket season for the Sunfoil Dolphins this week when they take on the VKB Knights in their Sunfoil Series final round clash at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead.

The Durban franchise has named an unchanged thirteen man squad for the clash from the one that lost to the Cape Cobras in Cape Town last week and are eager to build on the positives they took out of their most recent performance.

“There were a positives to take out of the Cobras game,” explained caretaker coach, Yashin Ebrahim.

“Our bowling unit was able to hold their areas for long periods, it was just disappointing that none of our batsmen got it in; people got starts but didn’t go on,” he added.

With two starts – innings of 21 and 34 respectively – franchise debutant Senuran Muthusamy was one such batsman eager to kick on.

The youngster will however be pleased with his maiden effort at the highest South African domestic level and hopes to build on the positive platform he has laid himself when he takes guard against the Knights this week.

“To earn a debut, especially at Newlands, was very special,” explained Muthusamy.

“It was a really good experience to face an attack of that calibre and I just really looked to try enjoy the moment.

“The plan was to bat through the day on day three and I would have liked to have gone on. Credit to them though, they bowled good areas.”

The Sunfoil Dolphins’ Sunfoil Series match against the VKB Knights at Sahara Stadium Kingsmead gets underway at 09h00 on Thursday, 7 April.

Sunfoil Dolphins squad:
Craig Alexander, Rabian Engelbrecht, Sarel Erwee, Imraan Khan, Keshav Maharaj, Sibonelo Makhanya, Senuran Muthusamy, Andile Phehlukwayo, Calvin Savage, Brandon Scullard, Mthokozisi Shezi, Daryn Smit, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Roger Telemachus (coach), Yashin Ebrahim (coach)