Titans cricket team

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The Unlimited
Titans
Titans cricket.jpg
Captain: Darren Sammy
Coach: South Africa Rob Walter
Colors:      Light Blue      Dark Blue
Founded: 2004
Home ground: SuperSport Park
Capacity: 22,000
Official website: www.titans.co.za

The Titans (known as The Unlimited Titans for sponsorship reasons) is a northernmost top-level cricket franchise in South Africa. Its member unions are the Easterns Cricket Union and Northerns Cricket Union. The home venues of the Titans are SuperSport Park, Centurion and Willowmoore Park, Benoni.

The Titans play in the Sunfoil Series first class competition, the Momentum 1 Day Cup and RamSlam Pro 20 Series. They have been Supersport Series and MiWay T20 Championship champions in the past decade, and have qualified to participate in the 2012 Champions League Twenty20, held in South Africa.

Champions League[edit]

Titans played very well in their first champions league and qualified for the semi-finals,where sydney sixers nailed a win of the last ball.In the 2013 edition,they played well in the group stage winning 2 matches and facing defeat in 2 and failed to qualify at the expense of T&T and Chennai Super Kings.

Honours[edit]

  • SuperSport Series (3) - 2006–07; 2008–09; 2011-2012 shared (1) - 2005–06
  • 50-Over Championship (2) - 2007–08, 2008–09
  • T20 Championship (3) - 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011-2012

Squad[edit]

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
19 Henry Davids South Africa (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Theunis de Bruyn South Africa (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
Dean Elgar South Africa (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Left arm slow
Ernest Kemm South Africa (1990-11-18) 18 November 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Slow Left-arm
Francois le Clus South Africa (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm
1 Jacques Rudolph South Africa (1981-05-04) 4 May 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm leg break One-day only
Batsmen
Qaasim Adams South Africa (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm medium
24 Farhaan Behardien South Africa (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
13 Francois du Plessis South Africa (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Lesiba Ngoepe South Africa (1993-04-14) 14 April 1993 (age 21) Left-handed Slow left-arm
Wicket-keepers
17 AB de Villiers South Africa (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
20 Heino Kuhn South Africa (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 30) Right-handed Opener
Mangaliso Mosehle South Africa (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 (age 24) Right-handed
All-rounders
81 Albie Morkel South Africa (1981-06-10) 10 June 1981 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Cobus Pienaar South Africa (1985-10-23) 23 October 1985 (age 29) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Darren Sammy Saint Lucia (1983-12-20) 20 December 1983 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast T20 only
Grant Thomson South Africa (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Graeme van Buuren South Africa (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Slow-left arm
52 Roelof van der Merwe South Africa (1984-12-31) 31 December 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Shaun von Berg South Africa (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
96 David Wiese South Africa (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
68 Eden Links South Africa (1989-03-25) 25 March 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Left-arm chinaman
Seam Bowlers
Corbin Bosch South Africa (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Junior Dala South AfricaZambia (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
36 Marchant de Lange South Africa (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast
10 CJ de Villiers South Africa (1986-03-16) 16 March 1986 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Juan de Villiers South Africa (1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
80 Ethy Mbhalati South Africa (1981-11-18) 18 November 1981 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sammy Mofokeng South Africa (1991-08-05) 5 August 1991 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Vincent Moore South Africa (1994-09-25) 25 September 1994 (age 20) Right-handed Left-arm medium
65 Morné Morkel South Africa (1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm fast
Rowan Richards South Africa (1984-07-08) 8 July 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm fast

Source(s): 2014 Squad per Cricinfo (plus amateurs who have played in last 2 seasons)

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions