Dolphins have little chance of making it to the semis and will be playing for pride © PTI
Dolphins have little chance of making it to the semis and will be playing for pride © PTI

Dolphins will take on Lahore Lions in a crucial game of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) 2014 in Bengaluru on Saturday. Sandipan Banerjee finds out Dolphin’s possible Dolphin squad for this match.

With two loses in their first two matches, Dolphin’s chances of qualifying for the semis is almost over. But they would like to prove the world that winning the Ram Slam t20 in this year was not a fluke. They can only do this by performing better in their next two games. Now let’s look at the likely XI of the Dolphins for the Lahore Lions match.

Morne van Wyk (c&wk): Morne van Wyk is their main batsman. But he is not having a good time with bat in this tournament. In the last game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) he was starting to score freely when he got a bad decision. So against Lahore he would like to lead from the front.

Cameron Delport: The left handed Cameron Delport showed some of his batting talent in his quick fire innings of nine ball 34 in the last game against CSK. Against Lahore bowlers he can do more damage.

Cody Chetty:  Cody Chetty, the right handed top order batsman is also an important member of this Dolphin’s outfit. The South African champions will be expecting Chetty to bat more responsibly in the next two games in CLT20.

Keshav Maharaj: Keshav Maharaj had a good Ram Slam T20 in South Africa this year. But In CLT20 2014, with bat he is yet to impress. Apart from his batting, his slow left arm spin is also an important element of this team.

Vaughn van Jaarsveld:  Vaughn van Jaarsveld is a talented young player. He had a decent CLT20 thus far. The right-handed middle order batsman also like to improve his performance from this match.

Khaya Zondo:  All-rounder Khaya Zondo is another player who hasn’t performed according to his potential in this edition of CLT20. Against Lahore he is expected to bat in the middle-order.

Daryn Smit: Daryn Smith is a wicketkeeper batsman. But as Morne van Wyk is keeping wickets, he is there in the team only as a batsman.

Andile Phelukwayo:  Young Andile Phelukwayo is basically the bowling all-rounder. He generally bats in the lower middle order.

Robbie Frynlick: Robert Frylinck is playing the role of a specialist bowler. His medium pace bowling will be crucial for Dolphins against the Lions batsman.

Kyle Abbott: Experienced Kyle Abbott is not having a good CLT20 2014. He is expecting to lead the bowling attack but in the last two matches, he was bit expensive.

Craig Alexander:  Craig Alexander had a bad last game. He gave away 40 runs in his three overs in the last game. He need to improve his performance.

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(Sandipan Banerjee is a reporter at CricketCountry. Cricket has been the biggest passion for him since his childhood. So, when it came to choosing his career, he chose to turn his passion into his profession. Apart from cricket he likes mountain trekking, river rafting and photography. His twitter handle is @im_sandipan)