Cricket

Proteas to feature in eKasi Challenge

2015-09-08 19:36
Temba Bavuma (File)

Cape Town - Seven Proteas will light up the third edition of the Momentum eKasi Challenge which takes place at the Mamelodi Oval tomorrow.

The Highveld Lions have won the first two editions so The Titans will want to start levelling the score in tomorrow’s encounter.

Rob Walter, Titans head coach, commented: “Once again it is great to be playing the eKasi Cup in Mamelodi, aside from it being our home turf, the way the teams were received the last time we were here and the energy with which the game was supported was awesome to be part of. As a team we want to continually grow the game in the emerging markets and give our fans something to cheer about and to that end we hope we can keep the trophy in Pretoria this year.”

Geoffrey Toyana, the Highveld Lions head coach, commented: “This event has become a highlight in the Highveld Lions calendar and we are looking forward to defending our unbeaten run when we return to Mamelodi this year. As a team, this reminds us that cricket is so much bigger than any of us and is a small way of promoting the game to new markets and ensuring that it continues to grow.”

Momentum’s sponsorship means that entrance on match day is free and everyone is welcome.  Close to 1,000 school children, including those who are part of the life-skills outreach programme, will be attending the match. 

Play starts at 09h30 (gates open at 09h00) and the match will be televised live on SS5.

Squads

Titans:

Albie Morkel, Henry Davids, Theunis de Bruyn, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, Mangaliso Mosehle, Qaasim Adams, Ethy Mbhalati, Shaun von Berg, Marchant de Lange, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Sammy Mofokeng

Management: Rob Walter (head coach), Dicky Kruger (fitness coach), Mandla Mashimbyi (assistant coach), Ian Repton (physiotherapist)

Lions:

Stephen Cook (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, Dominic Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Devon Conway, Thami Tsolekile, Shaylen Pillay, Aaron Phangiso, Eddie Leie, Shaun Jamison, Carmi le Roux, Pumelela Matshikwe, Bjorn Fortuin

Head coach: Geoffrey Toyana

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