Intense competition for starting spots

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cricket, Original Content, Sharks on 18 Jan 2012 at 08:00
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Sharks skipper Keegan Daniel has revealed that there’s been a bit of a bun fight going on within the Sharks squad when it comes to deciding on the best possible starting line up.

In this instance, though, it’s not rugby skills that are the benchmark; the Sharks play the Dolphins in a unique Pro20 cricket match at neighbouring Kingsmead on Sunday billed as the Pick n Pay Durban Challenge Clash of Kings. Daniel’s first real challenge, now that he has been confirmed as squad captain for the season, is to assemble a capable 11 cricketers out of a bunch of guys for whom bats and pads are generally things that were last used many years ago.

With a fair few tall tales doing the round, the captain needs to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak. In a press conference yesterday, Daniel admitted that “the problem is that we don’t know how honest the boys are being! Some are saying they played 1st XI at school for four years, but I don’t know if they’ve even caught a cricket ball at all!” Sharks fans can rest assured, though, that while the rugby boys will definitely be up against it on Sunday, in guys like Pat Lambie and Charl McLeod there are, at least, a few who have genuine cricketing pedigrees, even if these are now somewhat out-of-date!

While Daniel was reasonably tight-lipped as to the exact composition of the side, he did confirm that a few of the younger players, such as Cobus Reinach, Paul Jordaan and Tim Whitehead would be in the mix. You can view the full interview on YouTube below:



    what do you guys think?

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.01.12 08:17:01 by dizzy Reply
  • Go Sharks!!! 😈

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.01.12 08:17:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Go Sharks!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.01.12 08:18:09 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @dizzy (Comment 1) : looks good dizzy… are you involved in it?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.01.12 08:20:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • we are just trying to get started, anyways good luck to all the sharks!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.01.12 08:40:20 by dizzy Reply

  • Its gonna be a awesome day… 🙂
    For those who can attend… 😉
    Wish I could…. 🙁

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.01.12 09:26:16 by Franshark Reply
  • No cricket fan, but hell I wish I could be there!! Had a good laugh when Daniel said Beast also wants to play…and that one dont tell the Beast he can’t play!

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.01.12 10:04:41 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 7) :

    not enough eye candy in the cricket team ? 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.01.12 10:19:31 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Wonder if any of the dolphins will try and bowl a bouncer to beast?

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.01.12 10:21:27 by bergshark Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 8) : LOL – I can handle these day and night stuff, but not tests…Not a case about eye candy…a case of lack of ACTION, baby!!

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.01.12 10:37:22 by Ice Reply
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  • :mrgreen: Go sharks :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.01.12 11:14:49 by chaz Reply

  • Should be fun to watch!

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.01.12 13:16:50 by King Shark Reply
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