{
    "title": "Dolphins looking for elusive win",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Sarel-Erwee-180214-SS_300.jpg",
    "body": "With six draws from their first six games of the Sunfoil Series, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins head to Port Elizabeth hoping to claim a victory that has eluded them throughout the four-day season when they clash with the Warriors from Thursday to Sunday.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe Dolphins began the second half of the Sunfoil Series last week in Bloemfontein and Grant Morgan\u2019s men started the game slowly which put them well and truly on the back foot.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nA strong rear-guard effort in their follow-on innings helped them secure a draw, however if they are to push for overall series honours they need to play on the front foot more often.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cI would say that we have only shown hints of our A game here and there throughout the season,\u201d coach Morgan stressed. \u201cWe owe ourselves our A game at least three times out of the next four games.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cFor me the thing is that we lose small portions of a four day game badly in both batting and bowling.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cThe frustrating part is that we are spending too much time on the back foot in games and have to recoup games through some massive fightbacks.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cWe can\u2019t carry on like this because we are losing crucial first innings points and we are getting to a stage where we need to win but if we can\u2019t we need to stay in touch and get those first innings points.\u201d<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nDespite battling to get wickets against the Knights last week, Morgan has gone with the same bowling line up with the inexperience not being a problem for the Durban sides mentor.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cOur attack can nip the ball around and I am hoping that we can improve on our performance last week.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cI think there might have been some nerves for the guys but we are going to back them and see what they can come up with down in PE.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cWe are taking down the same eleven that played last week and we have added Prenelan Subrayen and Daryn Dupavillon to the squad.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cDaryn has a bit of an injury and probably won\u2019t play but we want him to be back in the mix after such a long time and he can work with the trainer and maybe bowl a bit as well,\u201d the coach added.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThe Durban-based outfit\u2019s last trip to St George\u2019s Park yielded a bonus point victory in the Momentum One Day Cup and with Morgan\u2019s knowledge of the conditions and the wicket, his side should be confident they can break their streak of drawn matches.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cYou can really get any kind of wicket there and I definitely see it as a result wicket,\u201d Morgan said.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cThe Warriors do have an ability to bowl well against us and with our recent relationship with the Warriors; that gives the game a nice little edge too.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cWe can put a lot of pressure on them by getting our batting right in the first innings and we have various ways of getting 20 wickets, but that\u2019s going to be the challenge.\u201d<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n<b>HOLLYWOODBETS DOLPHINS SQUAD:<\/p><\/b>\r\n<p>\r\nSarel Erwee, Morne Van Wyk, Vaughn Van Jaarveld, Senuran Muthusamy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Dane Vilas, Keshav Maharaj (Captain), Robert Frylinck, Athi Maposa, Kerwin Mungroo, Zakariya Paruk, Daryn Dupavillon, Prenelan Subrayen.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "With six draws from their first six games of the Sunfoil Series, the Hollywoodbets Dolphins head to Port Elizabeth hoping to claim a victory that has eluded them throughout the four-day season.",
    "date": "2018-02-14T17:32:28",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "supersport.com",
    "img_credit": "Sarel Erwee \u00a9 Gameplan Media",
    "category": "Sunfoil Series 2017\/18",
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}