The Momentum Multiply Titans will face off with the DafaBet Warriors at St Georges Park up next in the CSA 4 Day Series. The Titans sixth match in the first-class competition starts on Sunday, 5 March from 10 o’clock.
The disruption in the Sky Blues resumption of the 4 Day Series campaign, and 7-wicket loss to the Dolphins last week sees them slip one position to 4th in the log standings.
Maximum points will be top of the agenda when they cross the boundary rope at St Georges Park on Sunday.
“We go into every match with the intention to win.” Said Titans head coach Mandla Mashimbyi. “We’ve dropped some valuable points this past two weeks and in the last match we only have ourselves to blame because we didn’t give ourselves a good enough chance.”
It will be important for the Titans to put that result behind them and focus on the challenge that lies ahead in Gqeberha.
“We never dwell for too long on the result of a previous match whether we win or lose. Bottom line is to work on what didn’t go as planned and take what did into the next match.” Explained Mashimbyi.
While the Warriors are coming off the back of a defeat against the Knights, the Titans will be weary of the threat that the Eastern Cape based side will bring.
“The Warriors are a well coached team, they are organised and over the last few seasons have been very strong in this format. It would be irresponsible for us judge them off their previous match alone. They are one place ahead of us on the log and there’s a reason for that.” Mashimbyi continued.
The head coach will be pleased with Smangaliso Nhlebela who was on debut for the Titans last week after he led the attack getting a five-for (5-74) in the second innings. Donovan Ferreira also made contributions with the ball finishing with match figures of 5-56.
Both players had been waiting in the wings before getting their opportunities where they put in notable performances.
Momentum Multiply Titans squad to face DafaBet Warriors: Sibonelo Makhanya (c), Neil Brand, Musa Twala, Modiri Litheko, Jiveshen Pillay, Aya Gqamane, Dewald Brevis, Donovan Ferreira, Corbin Bosch, Brayden Hicks, Junior Dala, Lizaad Williams, Smangaliso Nhlebela