T20 Domestic Cup

Titans wary of Dolphins

2013-03-20 18:35
Matthew Maynard (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Titans coach Matthew Maynard believes the Dolphins are an extremely dangerous side, as they will have a no-fear approach coming into their clash in Centurion on Friday.

"They still have a chance to qualify, although they will need a few results to go their way," Maynard said on Wednesday.

"But they will play with fearless intent and we will treat them with the utmost respect, but will come hard at them."

The Titans have no time to bask in the glory of a seven-run win against the Highveld Lions, as they defend their slender one-point lead in the number-two position of the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge log against the desperate Dolphins.

If the Titans falter, they could be leapfrogged by the Warriors who are fourth, with 16 points after seven matches.

Maynard praised his team's character and vigilance after a closely contested match on Wednesday against the Lions.

He said he was particularly pleased by the top-order contributions.

"We also out-fielded the Lions and the Cobras in our previous two games," he said.

Meanwhile, Dolphins captain Daryn Smit said they know they have a lot to play for.

"Our first prize would be to win our remaining games, without worrying too much about what other sides do," Smit said.

"Ultimately, T20-cricket success is based on the ability to score more runs than the opposition. That's where we let ourselves down at the start of this competition.

"Recently, we hit our straps, got our batting combinations right and have scored enough runs, which we managed to defend."

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