With the ICC Cricket World Cup finally here, there is a strong sense of pride within the Titans family, as there is a strong representation of Sky Blues in the South African squad.
Led by long-standing Titans Faf du Plessis, the Proteas also have stars like Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi and veteran Dale Steyn flying the flag for the
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“It has been a long, and challenging build-up, but we are very excited to see so many of our Titans representing the country at the highest stage of the game,” Dr Jacques Faul, the CEO of Titans Cricket said.
“Each and every one of the players in that squad, be they Titans or not, are carrying our hopes and dreams, and we wish them the very best over the next six weeks,” Faul continued.
As they tackle the hosts and tournament favourites England today in the opening match, the Proteas will be representing a whole nation, as they look to finally break their World Cup duck.
“We know that we are representing a lot of people back home, and we have received a lot of messages of support,” Du Plessis smiled.
Du Plessis and his team took time out from their schedule in London, and visited the South African High Commission on Trafalgar Square.
There, they met some faces and accents from home, before they embark on a journey that they hope culminates with a trip to the final on 14 July.
South Africa and England meet in the tournament opener starting at 11:30, at what is expected to be a packed Kia Oval Stadium.