Dolphins (cricket team)

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Hollywoodbets Dolphins
Captain: South Africa Khaya Zondo
Coach: South Africa Grant Morgan
Overseas player: England Kevin Pietersen
Colours:      Black      Green
Founded: 2003
Home ground: Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban
Capacity: 25,000
Official website: http://www.dolphinscricket.co.za

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins are a franchise cricket team representing the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. They take part in the Sunfoil Series first class competition, the Momentum 1 Day Cup and 2016–17 CSA T20 Challenge limited overs competitions. The team's home venues are Kingsmead Cricket Ground, Durban and the Pietermaritzburg Oval in Pietermaritzburg.

They are the only side in South Africa that did not merge several provincial teams together to form the side when the franchise system was introduced into South African domestic cricket..

Playing kit[edit]

The Hollywoodbets Dolphins home kit consists of black shirts and black trousers with green trim during limited overs competitions. The away strip for limited overs competitions is purple shirts and purple trousers with yellow trim.

Sponsors[edit]

Hollywoodbets are the Dolphins' primary shirt sponsors for the 2016/17 season,[1] with local radio station ECR 94.5FM their associate sponsor.

Honours[edit]

  • SuperSport Series (0) - ; shared (2) - 2004–05, 2005–06
  • Ram Slam T20 Winners 2013/14

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Cameron Delport South Africa (1989-05-12) 12 May 1989 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast
Sarel Erwee South Africa (1989-11-10) 10 November 1989 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm off break
Imraan Khan South Africa (1984-04-27) 27 April 1984 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm off break
Middle order batsmen
Cody Chetty South Africa (1991-06-28) 28 June 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
Tshepang Dithole South Africa (1993-03-10) 10 March 1993 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm off break
Sibonelo Makhanya South Africa (1996-03-07) 7 March 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium
Kevin Pietersen England (1980-06-27) 27 June 1980 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm off break Overseas player
Vaughn van Jaarsveld South Africa (1985-02-02) 2 February 1985 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm medium
Khayelihle Zondo South Africa (1990-03-07) 7 March 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off break
Wicket-keepers
Mbasa Gqadushe South Africa (1986-03-24) 24 March 1986 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm off break
Divan van Wyk South Africa (1985-02-25) 25 February 1985 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm off break Opener
Morne van Wyk South Africa (1979-03-20) 20 March 1979 (age 38) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain, One-day opener
All-rounders
Robert Frylinck South Africa (1984-09-27) 27 September 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Senuran Muthusamy South Africa (1994-02-22) 22 February 1994 (age 23) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Kyle Nipper South Africa (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 29) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Andile Phehlukwayo South Africa (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 21) Left-handed Right arm fast
Calvin Savage South Africa (1993-01-04) 4 January 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Daryn Smit South Africa (1984-01-28) 28 January 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm leg break Occasional wicketkeeper
Spin Bowlers
Keshav Maharaj South Africa (1990-02-07) 7 February 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm orthodox
Prenelan Subrayen South Africa (1993-09-23) 23 September 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
Imran Tahir South Africa (1979-03-27) 27 March 1979 (age 38) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Seam Bowlers
Craig Alexander South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Daryn Dupavillon South Africa (1994-07-15) 15 July 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm fast
Rabian Engelbrecht South Africa (1992-11-04) 4 November 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Mthokozisi Shezi South Africa (1987-09-09) 9 September 1987 (age 29) Left-handed Left arm medium

Contracted players and second team players who have represented Dolphins in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions