Dolphins add Inland star to squad for semi

2011-03-03 00:00

The KZN Dolphins have named their squad for tomorrow’s crunch, second-leg Pro20 Series semi-final against the Warriors at Kingsmead.

Back in to bolster the middle-order are the hard-hitting pair of Glen Addicott and Cameron Delport. Both have the distinct ability to clear the boundary, and the Dolphins look set to return to a more orthodox approach in trying to square the possible three-leg tie.

The Warriors did enough to see off the Dolphins a week ago in Port Elizabeth, but that was after an underwhelming performance by the Dolphins top-order.

It is unlikely, though not impossible, that David Miller, Loots Bosman and Vaughn van Jaarsveld will all fail in the same game.

The Dolphins need a win to keep their hopes of a Champions League berth next season alive.

Addicott’s return to the franchise set-up is vindication after some spanking form for the KZN Inland side, including a match-winning century in their one-dayer against SWD last weekend.

His has been a curious case, as he was labelled a certainty for the Pro20 set-up after impressing in several pre-season friendlies.

He has been belatedly brought back into the fold, and will have little time to find his feet again in the red-hot atmosphere of a semi-final tie.

Speaking to The Witness last night, Addicott said he was just relieved to be back in the squad, and looking forward to being involved in such a pressure situation.

“I’ve been hitting the ball quite well, so hopefully I get a chance on Friday night.”

Quite which combination the Dolphins decide on may well be decisive. Coach Graham Ford will know that there is simply no room for mistakes — the Dolphins have to win everything from now on.



Imraan Khan (Captain), David Miller, Devon Conway, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Ahmed Amla, Loots Bosman, Daryn Smit, Kyle Abbott, Jon Kent, Keshav Maharaj, Yasir Arafat, Glen Addicott and Cameron Delport.

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