Oct 7, 2009

Champions Diamond Eagles - Bloemfontein Bomber

Diamond Eagles Qualified by being runners up of their domestic Twenty 20 League.Diamond Eagles play their cricket ar outsurance Oval, Bloemfontein.They play in the Super Sport Series and also in the MTN Domestic Championship and Standard Bank Twenty20 limited over competitions.

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Diamond eagles are the not one of the favourites to win against their much fancied high profile teams in the tournament.The captain and former international Boeta Dippenaar should play a key role in nurturing this side.Dippenaar is the only player to have had any proper experience of Indian conditions,I am not talking about the pitch or ground conditions, its about playing infront of 50,000 passionate fans and he'll need to guide his young side well if they are to make any impact on the tournament.

Wicketkeeper batsmen Morne van Wyk who has the reputation of being a big hitter.Averages Nearly 31 with a strike rate of well over 100 in the pro20 tournament.Morne van Wyk played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL and also socred 74 off just 48 balls against the Delhi Daredevils at Kingsmead, Durban in IPL-2009.

No International Stars or star studded lineup but one team that knows to how to win. They have done it in their Domestic league and its time for the champions League.

Diamond Eagles Squad

Ryan Bailey
Morne van Wyk
S van Schalkwyk
Thandi Tshabalala
Rilee Rossouw
Victor Mpitsang
Ryan McLaren
Adrian McLaren
Alan Kruger
Jandre Coetzee
C de Villiers
B Dippenaar (C)
Dillon du Preez
Dean Elgar
Reeza Hendricks

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