Titans (cricket team)

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Titans
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Personnel
CaptainSouth Africa Grant Thomson
CoachSouth Africa Mandla Mashimbyi
Team information
Colors     Light Blue      Royal Blue
Founded2004
Home groundSuperSport Park
Capacity18,000
Official websitewww.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 they 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]

  • Bold denotes players with international caps. The below list represents the Titans squad for the 2019/20 season and active uncontracted who have represented Titans in 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Andrea Agathangelou South Africa (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Tony de Zorzi South Africa (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm off break
Rilee Rossouw South Africa (1989-06-30) 30 June 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox CSA contracted
Gionne Koopman South Africa (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm legbreak
Victor Mahlangu South Africa (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
Aiden Markram South Africa (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break CSA contracted
Wesley Marshall South Africa (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
Batsmen
Farhaan Behardien South Africa (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm medium
Henry Davids South Africa (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 40) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Theunis de Bruyn South Africa (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast]] CSA contracted
David Wiese South Africa Error: Need valid birth date: year, month, day Right-handed Right arm leg break CSA contracted
Diego Rosier South Africa (1994-05-02) 2 May 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Kabelo Sekhukhune South Africa (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Jonathan Vandiar South Africa (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Wicket-keepers
Quinton de Kock South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 27) Left-handed CSA contracted
Rubin Hermann South Africa (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 23) Left-handed
Heinrich Klaasen South Africa (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Opener
Sizwe Masondo South Africa (1987-02-13) 13 February 1987 (age 33) Right-handed
Rivaldo Moonsamy South Africa (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 24) Right-handed
All-rounders
Matthew Arnold South Africa (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
Neil Brand South Africa (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Dayyaan Galiem South Africa (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Chris Morris South Africa (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Grant Thomson South Africa (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
Gregory Mahlokwana South Africa (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox spin
Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Slow left-arm wrist-spin CSA contracted
Fast Bowlers
Clayton August South Africa (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Left Arm Fast-medium
Corbin Bosch South Africa (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Simon Harmer South Africa (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tshepo Moreki South Africa (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Itumaleng Moseki South Africa (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Alfred Mothoa South Africa (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Corbin Bosch South Africa (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast CSA contracted
Marcello Piedt South Africa (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Dale Steyn South Africa (1983-07-20) 20 July 1983 (age 37) Right- handed Right arm Fast CSA contracted; Limited-overs only

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.