• Ram Slam T20: Preview

    The Warriors travel to Durban on Wednesday evening to take on the Dolphins in the only Ram Slam T20 Challenge encounter of the day.

    The coastal rivals both lost their opening match of the tournament during the triple-header in Johannesburg on Sunday. The Warriors were easily the worst side on display, handing the Knights the only bonus point of the day, and will be eager to put that performance behind them by claiming a victory.

    Lance Klusener’s side are the defending champions, but Sunday’s loss stretched their losing streak to five matches after they had a torrid time during the Champions League in India. They will be just as determined to stop the rot and get their title defence back on track.

    As is so often the case in Durban during this time of year, the weather forecast doesn’t look promising. With both sides on zero log points they will be desperate to claim a full house, but could have to settle for a share of the spoils if the match is washed out.

    Players to watch:

    It’s difficult to look past the two foreign imports. Craig Kieswetter was the only batsman who put up any resistance in the Warriors opening game, scoring 51 at the top of the order, and he will be determined to make it count if he gets another start. Dwayne Bravo has arrived in South Africa and will make his debut for the Dolphins. He will add some much needed experience to the bowling attack and be able to finish the innings with the bat.


    The Dolphins aren’t the same team without David Miller. However, in a shortened match due to the elements, they should have enough firepower in the form of Cameron Delport, Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Bravo to get over the line.

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