Heino Kuhn, Andrea Agathagelou, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Gregory Mahlokwana, Eldred Hawken, Grant Thomson and Alfred Mothoa have all been brought into the squad for the 50-overs opener, joining half-a-dozen core players from the T20 campaign.
Boucher said the team also have to guard against too much festive spirit as they go into their last match of a magnificent 2017.
“The guys coming in are all very keen to play and the test for us is whether we can bring the same high intensity that we’ve enjoyed success from, especially after winning the T20 – you go from a high to a low, that competition is tough, there’s a lot of pressure and suddenly it just stops.
"Plus everyone’s in holiday mode now, all your mates are on holiday. That’s where you’ve got to rely on your professionalism – the guys have to switch on,” said Boucher.
If the Titans can get through what will be a tough game against the Knights, who certainly have something to prove after finishing last in the T20, then they will be bolstered by some troops returning in January, such as the injured Henry Davids and leg-spinner Shaun von Berg, who is currently playing for the SA Invitation XI against the Zimbabweans in Paarl.
Apart from dealing with the extra 30 overs and bowlers having 10 overs to deliver instead of just four, Boucher said they will go into the Momentum One-Day Cup with the same mindset they employed with great success in the T20.
“It’s a different format completely but we want to keep playing nice aggressive cricket. We understand our strengths, we want to play towards those and we want to keep well away from our weaknesses. But we have good firepower in both departments,” said the head coach.
The Titans can comfortably field an attack with four frontline seamers and two spinners, with all-rounders Albie Morkel and David Wiese providing perfect balance as well as explosive finishing ability.
Farhaan Behardien will be the senior batsman and is in sumptuous form at the moment, scoring 234 runs at a strike-rate of 165 and only being dismissed once in the entire T20 campaign, and there are enough classy stroke players above him to lay down the ideal platform.
The Knights sent the Titans packing in both their Momentum One-Day Cup meetings last season, so the home side know they will need to be at 100% to emerge victorious on Friday.
“It’s been surprising how little success the Knights have had in white-ball cricket because they are a very good side on paper, but I guess they just haven’t put it all together. They’re going to be hurting after the T20 and having Theunis de Bruyn away with the Proteas leaves a big hole.
“But they have enough decent cricketers who have played at a high level and we are going to have to really rock up, otherwise we’re going to be playing under pressure. The Knights are a very dangerous team and they can probably beat anyone in the competition on any given day,” concluded Boucher.
Multiply Titans squad to face the VKB Knights (from):
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