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Durban Heat dealt another weather blow

Durban - Following consistent torrential rain throughout the week, the Mzansi Super League match between the Durban Heat and the Paarl Rocks at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Friday. The unprecedented rains that have lashed the East Coast over the past five days meant that the outfield was too wet for play and the umpires were forced to call the game off. That is the second game on the bounce th…

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Durban Heat keen to get their MSL campaign off the ground

Durban – Following a week of torrential rain in Durban, the Durban Heat players will be hoping that the weather gods smile kindly on them so they can get their Mzansi Super League campaign underway when they meet the Paarl Rocks at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Friday evening. The Heat’s opening game of the competition was rained off without a ball being bowled so the side will be itching to get into action as soon as possible. Despit…

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Miller rested and ready to shine in MSL 2.0

Durban – Following a whirlwind couple of years travelling the globe playing T20 cricket, a period of downtime for master blaster Dave Miller has refreshed his mind and body as he and the Durban Heat line up an assault on the Mzansi Super League 2.0. With so much cricket under his belt in 2019 already including a World Cup, an Indian Premier League and an international tour to India, Miller felt that he needed to take some time away from the …

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Durban Heat by Numbers

1 – the number of professional T20 caps Marco Jansen has to his name going into the Mzansi Super League 1 - winners of the 2018 MSL that the Durban Heat has in its squad (Dane Vilas won the competition with the Jozi Stars in 2018) 2 – the number of English players in the 2019 Durban Heat squad (Alex Hales, Ravi Bopara) 2 – the number of stints Englishman Ravi Bopara has had with the Hollywoodbets Dolphins (2010/11 & 2013) 3 - the nu…

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Heat & Spartans rained out in Durban

Durban – The Durban Heat’s opening game of the 2019 Mzansi Super League against the Tshwane Spartans was abandoned without a ball being bowled on Saturday as both sides picked up their first two points of the competition. Persistent rain in the morning of the game meant that the toss was delayed and following an inspection of the outfield a quick downpour took conditions into an unplayable territory and the umpires called the game off. …

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Durban Heat fired up for MSL 2.0

Durban – With a week of team building and training behind them, Gary Kirsten’s Durban Heat side will come together for its first game of the 2019 Mzansi Super League (MSL) against the Tshwane Spartans at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead this Saturday. The squad spent the first part of the week riding mountain bikes on the Drakensberg’s famous single track and then the second part honing their skills in two days of practice matches and training, e…

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KIRSTEN AIMS TO TURN UP THE HEAT FROM THE START

New Durban Heat coach Gary Kirsten is determined to make a winning start to his Mzansi Super League (MSL) tenure when last year’s wooden spoonists launch their 2019 campaign against the Tshwane Spartans in Durban on Saturday. The KwaZulu-Natal franchise endured a miserable inaugural campaign, winning only three out of 10 matches to end last in the process. But all that is now in the past as Proteas legend and India’s 2011 World Cup-winn…

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Hales honoured to don Durban Heat colours

Durban – Hard-hitting England star Alex Hales is ready to hit the ground running when the Durban Heat play its first game of the 2019 Mzansi Super League against the Tshwane Spartans at Hollywoodbets Kingsmead this Saturday. The Nottinghamshire and England opening batsman was in good form during the recent English summer helping Notts to the Vitality Blast semi-final and then winning the Caribbean Premier League with the Barbados Tridents. …

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Project Kingsmead taking shape

Durban – Cricket fans coming through the gates of Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium on Saturday for the Durban Heat’s first game of the Mzansi Super League will be struck by a host of new developments at the ground that form part of the “Project Kingsmead” facilities upgrade at the iconic venue. KZN Cricket Chief Executive Officer Heinrich Strydom took the chance to unveil the first phase of the elaborate plan to revitalise Hollywoodbets…

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Vilas to lead the Durban Heat in MSL 2.0

Durban – As the Durban Heat prepare for the second edition of the Mzansi Super League, the side has announced that Dane Vilas will be at the helm for the five week long tournament starting this Friday. Vilas led the Jozi Stars to victory in the 2018 edition of the competition and was one of the first draft picks by the Heat. He spent two seasons at the Hollywoodbets Dolphins where he formed a crucial part of the leadership core. This seas…

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