- The Dolphins lost influential head coach Grant Morgan, who joined Scotland, before the start of the 2019-20 season. New head coach Imraan Khan promptly stepped in and steered the franchise to the One-Day Cup title, even if their fifth position in the six-team 4-Day Domestic Series standings was less flattering.
- Marques Ackerman was the Dolphins’ leading run-scorer in the 4-Day Domestic Series with 660 in 16 innings, but he only managed to convert one of seven half-centuries into a ton. Grant Roelofsen scored the most runs overall in the One-Day Cup, outdoing Cape Cobras captain Zubayr Hamza by just six.
- Spinner Prenelan Subrayen topped the 4-Day Domestic Series’ wicket-taking charts with 38 in seven matches – and just missed out on the South African Cricketers’ Association’s Most Valuable Player of the season accolade to Cape Cobras all-rounder George Linde. Captain Keshav Maharaj was the Dolphins’ most prolific bowler in the One-Day Cup before joining the Proteas in India.
Impact of feeder system
- The franchise’s bench strength was epitomised by the performances of KwaZulu-Natal, who were named joint winners of the CSA 3-Day Provincial Cup alongside Easterns. Tyron Koen starred with bat and ball for KwaZulu Natal.
- Okuhle Cele and Sibonelo Makhanya have left for the Titans, while Calvin Savage has joined the Cobras. Makhanya is arguably the biggest loss of the three.
- Keegan Petersen and Ottniel Baartman have joined from the Knights and Ruan de Swardt from the Titans. Petersen’s change is among the most notable moves.
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