Cape Town - Titans
coach Mark Boucher is hoping his side can secure the win he feels they
deserve in the remaining two rounds of the Sunfoil Series
before the four-day season breaks in the coming weeks.
log leaders travel to the Dolphins over the weekend ahead
of their round four encounter starting at the City Oval in
This on the back of a draw against the Warriors in the
previous round, a match they could have won had it not been for the
weather wiping out the final session of the game.
are known for starting a season fairly badly, so in that respect I
think we’ve had a good start," Boucher said. "We've had the better end
every draw that we've played.
been put under pressure a couple of times, but we've come through that
nicely. It would have been nice to have got a full game in against
the Warriors, which was disappointing because we needed three wickets to
win, but you can't control the weather.
I think in every game we've given ourselves a chance, sometimes
conditions don't allow it, but overall, I think I'm pretty satisfied
way things have gone."
no team yet to win a game in 2017/18, Boucher is hopeful of victory in
either KwaZulu-Natal or the match after that against the Highveld
Lions in Johannesburg.
on top of the log by one or two points and if we can get a good win
under our belts in the next few games, hopefully it will allow us to
start putting pressure on the rest of the competition," he said.
ahead to the challenge expected to come from the Dolphins, Boucher
added: "If the weather plays its part, then Pietermaritzburg is usually
a wicket that produces a result.
"We had a fantastic game against them the last time we were there and I foresee another close one against them."
Dolphins coach Grant Morgan, meanwhile, is predicting a hurricane of an encounter against the Titans.
expecting another hurricane, we know we just had one here in Durban, so
we can expect another cricketing one there," he said.
admitted that playing Monday's opponents was always tough.
"They have a
massive side and they have a coach in Mark Boucher who I have a lot
of respect for as a person," he adds. "He's achieved so much in the game
and he's really got the Titans going.
basically coaches three sides because they change so much and every one
of them is firing. They lose one player and another young guy comes
in there and suddenly he does well, so they're just such a good side."