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Following a successful auction for the upcoming SA20 competition, Hollywoodbets Dolphins players fared well with ten players from the union being snapped up by the various franchises for the tournament.
Two players will call Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium home for the competition with Prenelan Subrayen being picked by Durban’s Super Giants before the auction while Proteas star Keshav Maharaj was their other Dolphins pick.
“We’re excited to have Durban’s Super Giants call Hollywoodbets Kingsmead Stadium home for the tournament,” CEO of KZN Cricket Heinrich Strydom said. “We hope that the Durban public come through and enjoy some high quality T20 cricket.
“The team will have two of the longest-serving Dolphins players in their ranks in Keshav and Prenelan and along with former Dolphins player and coach Lance Klusener at the helm, they will have a strong KZN flavour.”
The Sunrisers Eastern Cape will see the biggest contingent of Dolphins players with four players heading to Gqeberha for the competition. Ottniel Baartman was selected before the competition and he will be joined by Sarel Erwee, Marques Ackerman and Jon-Jon Smuts in the Eastern Cape.
Two Dolphins stars will turn out for the Pretoria Capitals in the first edition of SA20 with Daryn Dupavillon and Eathan Bosch being snapped up by the Tshwane-based side on Monday.
Dolphins wicket-keeper/batsman Grant Roelofsen will head to the Mother City in January as he was bought by MI Cape Town in the auction while Dolphins and Proteas batting star David Miller was one of the Paarl Royals’ pre-auction purchases.
Miller will also captain the Royals’ side for the SA20 in a side that includes England’s T20 captain Jos Buttler.
“We are really looking forward to seeing our Hollywoodbets Dolphins stars turn out for the various franchises for the upcoming SA20.
“The tournament is going to be a big boost for cricket in the country and it will only benefit each player as they mix with, play and learn from some of the best in the domestic and international game.”