2014 CLT20 Team Preview: Dolphins

Qualification: Qualified as the winners from South Africa’s Ram Slam T20 Challenge.

Dolphins in CLT20:

 

Season

Final Position

2009

DNP

2010

DNP

2011

DNP

2012

DNP

2013

DNP

 

Dolphins Squad for CLT20 2014:

Batsmen:

  •   Cody Chetty
  •   Cameron Delport
  •   Jonathan Vandiyar
  •   Khayelihle Zondo
  •   Vaughn Van Jaarsveld

Bowlers:

  •   Robert Frylinck
  •   Kyle Abbott
  •   Keshav Maharaj
  •   Prenelan Subrayen
  • Daryn Dupavillon

All-Rounders:

  •   Daryn Smit
  • Craig Alexander
  • Andile Phehlukwayo
  • Sibonelo Makhanya

Wicket-Keeper(s):

  •   Morne Van Wyk (Captain)

 

Coach: Lance Klusener

 

Strengths:

  •          They have a pretty decent squad.
  •          Unknown factor will surely help them.
  •          They are an exceptional fielding side.
  •          Kyle Abbott can be lethal with the new ball.

Weakness:

  •          Playing in the first time in Champions League T20 will add some pressure to the players.
  •          Absence of David Miller will hurt them a lot in the tournament.
  •          All the players are strangers to the conditions in India.
  •          Chasing down big totals will be a big challenge.
  •          Absence of Quality Spinners.

Dolphins, who surprised everyone during the Ram Slam T20 Challenge go into the 2014 Champions League T20 as the underdogs. The South African Twenty20 Champions come to India without their lethal weapon David Miller. Miller chose to represent his IPL side Kings XI Punjab rather than his home team. Their batting looks solid with Van Wyk, Vandiyar, Delport and Cody finishing the top four followed by their X-Factor for this tournament Van Jaarsveld.

Their bowling that will be spearheaded by Kyle Abbott looks decent. Abbott will be supported by Frylinck, who is a brilliant bowler in T20’s. Their spinners are not good enough to trouble the batsmen even in the conditions that favour them. So all hopes rely on the shoulders of Abbott. If he make amends with the ball, Dolphins might spring few surprises in the tournaments.

All Rounders Daryn Smit and Khaye Zondo are crucial in the team as the duo has a tough job in the hands to complete the fifth bowler’s quota and to score some crucial runs as a batsman.

Possible Playing XI:Morne Van Wyk, Jonathan Vandiyar, Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Daryn Smit, Vaughn Van Jaarsveld, Khaye Zondo, Kyle Abbott, Robbie Frylinck, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen.

2014 CLT20 Schedule:

Match No.

Date

Opponent

Venue

Time

1

18/9/2014

Perth Scorchers

Mohali

16:00 IST

2

20/9/2014

Chennai Super Kings

Bangalore

20:00 IST

3

26/9/2014

Qualifier

Bangalore

16:00 IST

4

28/9/2014

Kolkata Knight Riders

Hyderabad

20:00 IST