Titans (cricket team)

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Titans
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Personnel
CaptainSouth Africa Henry Davids
South Africa Albie Morkel
CoachSouth Africa Mark Boucher
Team information
Colors     Light Blue      Royal Blue
Founded2004
Home groundSuperSport Park
Capacity18,000
Official website:www.titans.co.za

First-class

T20

The Titans (known as the Multiply Titans for sponsorship reasons) are the northernmost top-level cricket franchise in South Africa. Its member unions are the Eastern 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 (where were the 2015-16 champions[1]), the Momentum One Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge. They have been Supersport Series and MiWay T20 Challenge champions in the past, and had qualified to take part in the Champions League Twenty20 where they narrowly lost to the Sydney Sixers at SuperSport Park.

The Titans were also Momentum One Day Cup champions in the 2014/15 season, beating the Cape Cobras in the final.

In July 2018, they were one of the six teams invited to play in the first edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy, scheduled to start in October 2018.[2]

Since the franchise system was introduced in South African domestic cricket, the Titans have been the most successful, winning 18 trophies.

Champions League T20[edit]

Titans played very well in their first CLT20 and qualified for the semi-finals, where the Sydney Sixers nailed a win off the last ball in front of a massive crowd at SuperSport Park, Centurion. In the 2013 edition,they played well in the group stage, winning 2 matches and facing defeat in 2, but failed to qualify at the expense of T&T and the Chennai Super Kings.

Honours[edit]

  • Sunfoil Series (6) - 2006–07, 2008–09, 2011-2012, 2015-16, 2017-18 shared (1) - 2005–06
  • Momentum One Day Cup (6)- 2007–08, 2008–09, 2013-14 (shared), 2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19
  • CSA T20 Challenge (6) - 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • double-dagger denotes players with international caps.
Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Andrea Agathangelou South Africa (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Henry Davids double-dagger South Africa (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 39) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Tony de Zorzi South Africa (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm off break Rookie contract
Faf du Plessis double-dagger South Africa (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm leg break CSA contracted
AB de Villiers double-dagger South Africa (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm medium CSA contracted
Dean Elgar double-dagger South Africa (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox CSA contracted
Aiden Markram double-dagger South Africa (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break Club captain (First-class cricket)
Rivaldo Moonsamy South Africa (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Rookie contract
All-rounders
Farhaan Behardien double-dagger South Africa (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm medium CSA contracted
Albie Morkel double-dagger South Africa (1981-06-10) 10 June 1981 (age 38) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast Captain (List A & T20 cricket)
Grant Thomson South Africa (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Shaun von Berg South Africa (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg break
David Wiese double-dagger South Africa (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
Quinton de Kock double-dagger South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 26) Left-handed CSA contracted
Heinrich Klaasen double-dagger South Africa (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 28) Right-handed
Heino Kuhn double-dagger South Africa (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 35) Right-handed
Bowlers
Junior Dala double-dagger South Africa (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
Eldred Hawken South Africa (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast
Chris Morris double-dagger South Africa (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium CSA contracted
Alfred Mothoa South Africa (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Lungi Ngidi double-dagger South Africa (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm fast
Tabraiz Shamsi double-dagger South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Slow left-arm chinaman CSA contracted
Malusi Siboto South Africa (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm medium
Dale Steyn double-dagger South Africa (1983-07-20) 20 July 1983 (age 36) right- handed Right arm Fast bowling
  • Source(s): Contracted players and second team players who have represented Titans in the 2017/18 season.

References[edit]

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
  1. ^ https://cricket.co.za/news/12588/Richards-seven-bowls-Titans-to-Sunfoil-Series-title
  2. ^ "Abu Dhabi to host teams from six countries in T20 tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2018.