Eathan Bosch will captain the KZN Dolphins in the CSA One-Day Cup that starts this weekend.
The 25-year-old all-rounder has played all his professional cricket at the Dolphins after arriving in Durban from Hilton College.
“Taking over the captaincy when Keshav [Maharaj] isn’t around is something that the coaching staff and I spoke about for a couple of months and something that I had quite a bit of time to think about. I think Imraan [Khan] spoke to me at the end of last year about it already,” said Bosch.
“The question from the coach opened my eyes to thinking about the game a bit differently during the SA20 and I watched the leaders and how they do things.
“It’s a massive honour to lead the guys in the One-Day Cup.”
Bosch is looking forward to the role heading into the new season.
“Being a captain has never really been something that I thought about until I was asked because my focus has always been on winning games for the Dolphins,” he explained.
“I felt that I was a leader in my own right in terms of the things that I did on the field, so I feel I’ve moved into a leadership role quite naturally.
“There are going to be a lot of challenges and I have the right support next to me in terms of some of the senior players in the squad.
“I have a good support structure with me going into the competition and really looking forward to get going this week.
“I’m excited to see what sort of cricketer I become in this role, and I hope that it brings out the best in me and I can help lead the Dolphins to a 50-over trophy.”
The Dolphins begin their One-Day Cup campaign against the Boland Rocks at Kingsmead on Saturday.