While the Warriors may appear to be there for the taking given their recent form, Sunfoil Dolphins captain Morne Van Wyk is not about to fall into the trap of taking them lightly. “I don’t really read anything into (their poor results) – they’re maybe just on a steep learning curve at the moment because of all the new personnel. In this competition it’s anybody’s game, depending on who pitches up on the day,” said Van Wyk. The Dolphins will have Dwayne Bravo available for the first time, after the all-rounder missed Sunday’s defeat to the bizhub Highveld Lions as he attended to matters back in the West Indies.
Warriors captain Colin Ingram is hoping that familiarity of format and the return of two key players can turn their fortunes around when they meet the Dolphins in the Ram Slam T20 at Kingsmead on Wednesday evening. The Chevrolet Warriors have endured a dismal start to the season, losing all but one of their nine fixtures across all three formats, and began their T20 campaign with a 74-run defeat to the Knights. However, Ingram is optimistic about the fitness of fast bowler Rusty Theron and big-hitting batsman Christiaan Jonker, who both missed Sunday’s opener, and believes his side have the Twenty20 experience required to reverse their current trend.
“We’ve played well in this format over the years so we’ve got good confidence. I know we didn’t have our best showing in our first game, but the guys are still confident and they know this format well so hopefully in the next couple of weeks we can get stuck in,” said Ingram. The game starts at 18:00 and will be shown live on SuperSport.
Since the match is televised, fans attending can participate in the “Win Your Share of a Million competition” by taking a one handed clean catch. This competition is open to anybody over the age of 18 and is for South African Citizens only.
Full Terms and conditions for the competition can be found at www.cricket.co.za.
HEAD TO HEAD – Dolphins vs Warriors
Matches Played 13
Dolphins Win 04
Warriors Win 08
No Result 00