Cape Town - Titans
assistant coach Mandla Mashimbyi believes momentum is key for his team as they
go in search of a third straight win in the T20 Challenge when they host the Knights at Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Friday.
defending champions began the competition by thumping the Highveld Lions
over the weekend and have followed that up by ousting the Cape Cobras
on Wednesday. That has put them top of the table and they want to stay there
with another win. “It’s all about creating momentum at this stage of the
competition and then pushing it forward,” he said. “Especially this week where
we have so many games and we need to make sure we end it well.”
also have a fourth game in eight days when they take on the Dolphins in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
now, the focus is on the Knights and Mashimbyi added: “They have a very
well-balanced team and I expect them to pose a stiff challenge for us. But it
will all come down to how we play on the day. We just need to make sure we
execute according to our plans and let the rest take care of itself.”
boss Nicky Boje watched his side thump the Cape Cobras in their first
game, but says there is room for improvement.
their meeting with the Titans, they will also face the Warriors in Bloemfontein
on Sunday. “I think we can expect a close game because both sides have started
the competition nicely,” Boje said. “We’ll just be going out there and hoping
to put more points on the board. Early points in such a competition are vital
because there are so many back-to-back games.
of improving, there are still one or two things we can do to get better, but in
general we were happy with the start.”
squad: Albie Morkel
(captain), Qaasim Adams, Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, Henry Davids, Heinrich
Klaasen, Heino Kuhn, Aiden Markram, Grant Mokoena, Lungi Ngidi, Malusi Siboto,
Jonathan Vandiar, Shaun von Berg, David Wiese.
Bodibe, Patrick Botha, Mbulelo Budaza, Theunis de Bruyn (captain), Marchant de
Lange, Dillon du Preez, Patrick Kruger, David Miller, Tshepo Ntuli, Duanne
Olivier, Diego Rosier, Lotli Sesele, Pite van Biljon, Shadley van Schalkwyk.