Cape Town - Titans
coach Mark Boucher is pleased that some of his players are taking the
opportunities being given to them in the One-Day Cup and hopes
more will stand up and be counted when they travel to Cape Town to take
on the Cape Cobras on Friday.
Moonsamy and Andrea Agathangelou both scored maiden centuries for the
reigning champions in their previous game - a 104-run triumph over the
was a result that helped the Centurion-based side to consolidate their
position at the top of the table and they will be looking to follow that
up with another
positive result against the only side that has beaten them thus far in
Titans continue to lose players, either due to injury or national
call-ups, with Lungi Ngidi the latest to leave their camp after he was
called up by the Proteas.
only thing that's a bit of a concern for me, even though we have the
depth, is we're missing a few players," Boucher said. "We've lost one or
two to the Proteas
and we have one or two that are injured.
"That has hampered our squad, but with that comes opportunities for others and new faces can come to the party.
saw in the last game where Rivaldo Moonsamy and Andrea Agathangelou
both got hundreds and hopefully others can follow by stepping into the
big shoes that we're
Apart from the Cobras blip, the Titans have beaten the Knights and the Highveld Lions.
Cobras, meanwhile, have twice lost to the Dolphins, including a
thrilling final-ball defeat on Wednesday night, but beaten the other
three sides they faced - the
Titans, the Warriors and the Lions.
They will be desperate to bounce back in front of their home fans at Newlands.
always nice to play down at Newlands," Boucher adds. "We've been
playing some good cricket and had two bad games, one which we won and
one which we didn't win.
it's always difficult, as I mentioned a few games earlier, to come back
from a holiday period, particularly it still being the holiday season
and playing three
games on the trot. We won two out of the three that we played, so I
can't be too unhappy with that.
we're into the thick of things. We've had a bit of a break as well and
our training has been good this week. So, we're looking forward to it."