The Momentum Multiply Titans have unfinished business. The 2019/20 season ended abruptly, with them chasing yet more silverware for the cabinet at SuperSport Park.
A long and uncertain winter has followed since, which saw the whole world press pause on anything considered normal.
Now, with spring in the air, and a significant pre-season behind them, the most successful franchise in the country wants to put down a fresh marker on the cricketing landscape.
“The team has shown exceptional discipline and commitment to the bigger picture, and it is understandably exciting for them now that the season is here,” Titans CEO Dr Jacques Faul commented.
“The last seven or so months have not been easy for everyone, but to hear the sound of bat on ball again has been like music to the ears. I know coach Mandla is itching to get going, and we have every confidence in the entire squad representing this franchise proudly,” Dr Faul added
Mandla Mashimbyi will launch his first full season as coach, and he will do so with a squad that has plenty of new faces.
“It’s been a long time coming,” the former Titan smiled.
“We all know how difficult this period of time has been, and we have all made some significant sacrifices, and many have also lost some very special people. It’s been hard, but it’s now time to get out on the field, and make some fonder memories to end this difficult year.”
Mashimbyi added that the hunger within the squad was such that competition for places was at its peak.
“The boys are in a great headspace. It’s a privilege to wear this shirt, and they want to add their chapter to the history books. The challenge is picking a side, but it is a long and demanding season ahead of us. Hopefully our depth will hold us in good stead when we get into the latter part of this season.”
The Titans kick off their campaign against the Cape Cobras, in Cape Town.