The Momentum Multiply Titans have managed to keep their heads just above water in the Momentum One-day Cup, and they now have a chance to catch the last wave into the semi finals.
A win over the Knights will give the defending champions every chance of sneaking into the play-offs, where anything can happen.
Their fighting win over the Cape Cobras in midweek, where they also had to overcome the elements, has given them a timely confidence boost.
“Everyone is positive towards Sunday’s game. Everyone is looking forward to it,” Imraan Manack said with relish.
His two for 25 was crucial in restricting the Cobras to a manageable total, and Manack has loved every moment in the Titans squad this season.
“I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time with the team. Working with guys like Aiden Markram, Farhaan Behardien and Dean Elgar and even when Faf (du Plessis) was around; you grow up watching these guys on TV and now I’m working with them,” he beamed.
“They are giving me plans and advice on how to progress as a cricketer. My performances can be attributed to the guys around me that help with the good plans at the right time, the coaching staff and captain have also backed me and that’s been an integral part of my performance,” he added.
But, the season is not done yet. A proper season at the Titans would not be complete without silverware, and Manack and the rest are eyeing the 50-over title.
“We’ve got some momentum and we are trying to keep playing the good cricket we’ve been playing. If we turn up on Sunday, we’ll definitely get the result.”
Standing in their way is a Knights team that will be no pushover. The corresponding fixture has already produced a thriller, and another close result would be no surprise.
“I think we’ve been playing good cricket. I think in the game in Kimberley, where they chased down 307, we played good cricket as well. It’s just unfortunate a few things didn’t go our way,” Manack lamented.
On Sunday, they have a chance to settle that score, and also make a late leap into the play-offs
MOMENTUM MULTIPLY TITANS (FROM): Grant Thomson (Capt), Matthew Arnold, Farhaan Behardien, Corbin Bosch, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Dayyaan Galiem, Khwezi Gumede, Gregory Mahlokwana, Imraan Manack, Aiden Markram, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Alfred Mothoa, Diego Rosier