Titans win toss, decide to bat
Martin van Jaarsveld (File)
Centurion - The Titans won the toss and elected to bat first in their SuperSport Series match against the Knights in Centurion on Thursday.
The Titans are entering something of a new era and today’s match will be the first under a new coach, former England batsman Mathew Maynard while the experienced Martin van Jaarsveld has been named as captain in place of Jacques Rudolph.
The hosts have been strengthened by the inclusion of paceman Morne Morkel who should provide the Knights’ two talented opening batsmen, Reeza Hendricks and Dean Elgar, with a stiff challenge.
The Knights are a well-rounded outfit with Boeta Dippenaar and Morne van Wyk in the batting line-up while fast bowler Quinton Friend will make his debut after signing from the Dolphins.
Friend forms part of a formidable pace attack which also includes Johan van der Wath and Ryan McLaren.
Jacques Rudolph, Tumelo Bodibe, Henry Davids, Martin van Jaarsveld (captain), Farhaan Behardien, Heino Kuhn (wk), CJ de Villiers, Shaun von Berg, Morne Morkel, Ethy Mbhalati, Machant de Lange
Reeza Hendricks, Dean Elgar, Boeta Dippenaar, Morne van Wyk (captain, wk), Ryan Bailey, Obus Pienaar, Johan van der Wath, Ryan McLaren, Michael Erlank, Malusi Siboto, Quinton Friend