Rudolph to captain Titans

2010-08-11 19:59

Johannesburg - The Titans named top-order batsman Jacques Rudolph as the new captain of their side for the 2010/11 domestic cricket season.

Rudolph replaces Pierre Joubert who stood down as captain at the end of last season.

The 29-year-old, who has played 35 Tests and 45 one-day internationals, made his first class debut for Northerns in 1997 under the guidance of Chris van Noordwyk, then coach of the provincial amateur team. Van Noordwyk is now in charge of the professional outfit.

"Jacques is a quality player and we believe that he will lead the team successfully in the coming years," said Vincent Sinovich, chairman of the Easterns Titans franchise board.

"It is indeed a pleasure for me to congratulate Jacques as new captain of the Titans. He is a true product of Northerns, having represented the province from Under-13 level.

Rudolph, currently on duty for the Yorkshire Cricket Club in the English County season said:

"It is an honour and privilege to be named as Titans captain for the forthcoming season," Rudolph said.

"I see this as a new chapter in my career and a massive challenge as I am taking over the captaincy of a franchise which breeds success.

"I aim to bring even more success to the franchise while nurturing and harnessing the exciting young talent coming through the system.

"I would also like extend a thank you to management for placing their faith in me. I can't wait to get started."


  • bulawayo-based-bok - 2010-08-11 21:25

    he should probably captain the proteas as well or at least open the batting....oh wait no, silly me he's white!

  • Syrup Namibia - 2010-08-11 22:32

    yes he must lead the proteas as well!

  • @bulawao-based-bok - 2010-08-12 07:08

    Are you saying that non whites are incapable of captaining the proteas. Get over yourself. AMLA for Captain.

  • No-Good - 2010-08-12 09:51

    I'm so excited as this could mean Rudolph might feature in the Protea line-up. The team needs guys like him, as well as McKenzie, Ntini, Kemp. Get rid of the mediocre Philander, Ontong, Zondeki, McLaren. Let's try to use the guys who have been around the game. This is my ideal Test XI (In batting order): 1. Graeme Smith 2. Neil McKenzie/ AB deVilliers 3. Hashim Amla 4. Jacques Kallis/ Jacques Rudolph 5.Ashwell Prince/ JP Duminy 6. Justin Kemp 7. Mark Boucher 8. Albie Morkel/ Charl Langeveldt 9. Dale Steyn 10. Morne Morkel 11. Makhaya Ntini

  • sasmit - 2010-08-12 10:50

    a few years after Kallis retires, he is the ideal man to replace him..............

  • Sash - 2010-08-12 16:08

    Where is Ethy Mbalati, come and captain

  • Kid-lu - 2010-08-12 17:55

    I think we need Rudolph to open the batting with smith any Wayne P should come back soon 1.Smith 2.Rudolph 3.Amla 4.Kallis 5.Duminy 6. Rilee7.AB(wk) 8.Wayne 9.Dale 10.M Morkel 11.Botha/Harris. AB will need to wicketkeep and Rilee needs to get exp...

  • REALITY - 2010-08-13 07:54

    You whiteys will never change...why dont you bring back Mackenzie as well....or maybe bring back all the white under achievers playing in England

  • SlaSh007 - 2010-08-13 10:01

    I'm sooooo happy for Jacques, couldn't happen to a nicer more down to earth chap!! Hopefully he will also bring some solid batting to the Protea's opening pair

  • Ruben Helberg - 2010-09-01 19:40

    Hi ek is 10jaar oud . Sal jy vir my n oefenproegram opstel . Ek wil vir die Tittans speel.

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