Titans hoping to catch heat in latter stages of T20 Challenge

The Multiply Titans are in the midst of a road trip in the CSA T20 Challenge, but much of it has been spent watching the rain come down across South Africa.

That said, the men from Centurion are still very keen to sign off from a demanding season with one more trophy.

“This might be the last time that we play for a domestic T20 franchise trophy, so the boys are very motivated,” senior batsman Jonathan Vandiar explained.

The left-hander has rejoined the senior side, after a spell with the amateur side, and marked his return with an unbeaten 45 in a matching winning 109-run third wicket partnership with Theunis de Bruyn.

“I played in the amateur one-day final, then the four-day final. I got the call to join the boys last week, and I just want to so my best for the team.”

As the 2018/19 season draws to its eventual conclusion, the Titans are still focussed on finish in the best way possible.

“When we started the season, we said we wanted at least two trophies. It has been a challenge, but if we can finish strongly here, we can still achieve our goal as a team,” Vandiar maintained.

After yet another washout against the Warriors, the Titans now meet the WSB Cape Cobras in Paarl. As a cold front sweeps along much of South Africa, Vandiar explained that one of the bigger challenges might be staying warm in the middle.

“It is definitely getting colder in the evenings, and it will be tough. But we have to be pros, and we will have to play and hopefully get the result we need.”

A good end to the round-robin fixtures will see the Titans well placed for the playoffs, and that final shot at silverware before winter truly comes.

Multiply Titans team to face the WSB Cape Cobras: Farhaan Behardien (c), Matthew Arnold, Junior Dala, Theunis de Bruyn, Tony de Zorzi, Henry Davids, Donovan Ferreira, Eldred Hawken, Rubin Hermann, Gregory Mahlokwana, Tshepo Moreki, Diego Rosier, Grant Thomson, Jonathan Vandiar, Shaun von Berg