The arrival of some key players has added fresh blood to the mix, and they are expected to add competition to the rest of the unit.
One of the fresh arrivals is promising seam bowler Tshepo Moreki, who is looking to get his career back into the fast lane. Moreki joins the Multiply Titans family from the Cape Cobras, and he cannot wait to get started.
“I am really excited to join the Titans because it really has been the franchise to beat over the last few seasons. There is a winning culture here, and that is important to a player,” the 24 year-old explained.
“Winning medals and trophies is important to a player, and I have reached a few finals, and a few semi-finals, but I have not won a trophy yet. I am hoping to change that with the Titans,” he said cheerfully.
Moreki, a Glenwood High School product, brings decent pace as well as late swing to the table, and he says that he has only heard good things from his friends already at the Titans.
“I’ve been speaking to a few guys, like Heinrich (Klaasen) and Lungi (Ngidi), and they only have good things to say about the set-up. The one thing that I am really looking forward to is being pushed hard at every practice by the players around me, as well as the coaches. That level of intensity can only improve your game,” he reasoned.
Moreki admitted that his career had come to a bit of a stall in the Cape, and when the opportunity to move to Pretoria came up, he leapt at it.
“There was a point when I hadn’t played cricket for about two months. I wasn’t even playing club cricket, because of the drought in Cape Town. It was a tough time, so when the Titans discussion was put on the table, I was definitely interested.”
Moreki is also a National Academy graduate, and he says that there are plenty of ambitions within him to reach the highest levels.
“I would say it’s also very encouraging to see that the Titans give chances for youngsters to play. It’s not just a cap here or there, and you can see that several guys have taken the opportunity from the Titans and gone a long way.
“Lungi and Aiden are now international players, Heinrich and Junior (Dala) have gone onto the IPL, so to see that progress from your peers is very encouraging,” the bubbly Moreki enthused.
He will look to hit the ground running, as he joins his new teammates in pre-season training.