IT is going to be a busy off-season for a number of Hollywoodbets Dolphins stars who have been called up to the Proteas or SA A teams for their respective tours of Sri Lanka and India over the next few months.
Having been named in the Proteas test squad for their tour to the paradise island of Sri Lanka, left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj has also been included in the One Day International side for the five-match series. Maharaj played two ODI’s in England before last year’s Champions Trophy and will be keen to become a more permanent fixture in the Proteas limited overs set up.
All-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo has also been included in the Proteas limited overs side for their trip to the sub-continent. Phehlukwayo fell out of favour in the test squad recently but has continued to impress in the shorter formats with his skilful bowling and strong lower order batting.
The pair of Maharaj and Phehlukwayo will join David Miller in the squad for a tour that in the past has proved to be a difficult one for South Africa.
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The majority of winter action for the Dolphins players will be seen in either the SA A four-day team or their limited overs side, with four players being selected across the two formats for their tour of India at the end of July. The tour consists of two four-day games against India A and a tri-series with the hosts and Australia A.
Dolphins skipper Khaya Zondo has been selected to lead both teams on their tour while he will be joined by all-rounder Senuran Muthusamy as the only other Dolphins player selected in both squads.
Following a strong season across the formats, SJ Erwee has been rewarded with a call up to the SA A four-day squad for the two match series against India A.
Travelling to the sub-continent and dealing with conditions that are vastly different from those back home is one of the many challenges that touring a country like India presents. With Erwee eyeing higher honours he is relishing playing in difficult conditions.
Having performed admirably for the Dolphins over the past couple of seasons which culminated in two matches for the Proteas against Bangladesh in a recent IT20 series, Rob Frylinck has been included in the 50 over squad for the India tour.
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