Dolphins have the edge over Titans in T20 Ram Slam opener

2013-02-15 00:00

IT’S Ram Slam time for the Dolphins at Kingsmead today as they launch their domestic T20 campaign with a match against the Titans.

Psychologically, Daryn Smit and his men have the advantage after demolishing the men from Pretoria twice this season in the four-day format, but Smit knows it’s a different competition and a whole new approach to matters.

Said Smit: “We have a different squad, welcoming back Robbie Frylinck, Cameron Delport, Prenelan Subrayen and David Miller. They can all turn a match … we are keen to keep our winning momentum going.”

The Dolphins finished the four-day series with three wins on the trot, propelling them to third in the table and their best season for years.

With Kyle Abbott the leading wicket taker in the series, with 49, and Vaughn van Jaarsveld taking a liking to the Titans’ bowling this season, the ingredients for success are there for the home side.

Today’s match starts at 6.15 pm, not 6 pm as originally stated.

There are all sorts of festivities planned, and the first 200 spectators get a giant Ram Slam hand. Any six caught with the hand wins the catcher R1 000 and there’s a Ram Glam Cam looking to capture anyone dressed in a touch of red in a superhero outfit.

That person automatically wins an iPod.

Gates open at 4 pm and tickets are from R60.

Ravi Bopara is unavailable for selection due to T20 commitments in Bangladesh.

Dolphins squad: Jonathan Vandiar, Khaya Zondo, Cody Chetty, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, David Miller, Daryn Smit (captain), Cameron Delport, Robbie Frylinck, Kyle Abbott, Mthokozisi Shezi, Craig Alexander, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen and Divan van Wyk.

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