Titans (cricket team)

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Titans
Personnel
Captain South Africa Henry Davids
South Africa Albie Morkel
Coach South Africa Mark Boucher
Team information
Colors      Light Blue      Royal Blue
Founded 2004
Home ground SuperSport Park
Capacity 18,000
Official website: www.titans.co.za

The Titans (known as the MultiplyTitans 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 are the current 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 crowned Momentum One Day Cup champions in the 2014/15 season, beating the Cape Cobras in the final.

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 of 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]

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
Dean Elgar South Africa (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 30) Left-handed Left arm orthodox
Aiden Markram South Africa (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm off break
Batsmen
Qaasim Adams South Africa (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 33) Left-handed Right arm medium
Farhaan Behardien South Africa (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Henry Davids South Africa (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm medium First-class Captain
Faf du Plessis South Africa (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Grant Mokoena South Africa (1987-08-02) 2 August 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Left arm fast-medium
Jonathan Vandiar South Africa (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm leg break Opener
Wicket-keepers
Quinton de Kock South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Opener
AB de Villiers South Africa (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Heinrich Klaasen South Africa (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Opener
Heino Kuhn South Africa (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 33) Right-handed Opener
Daniel Sincuba South Africa (1992-05-03) 3 May 1992 (age 25) Right-handed
All-rounders
Albie Morkel South Africa (1981-06-10) 10 June 1981 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast Limited-overs and T20 captain, only
Grant Thomson South Africa (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Shaun von Berg South Africa (1986-09-16) 16 September 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break
David Wiese South Africa (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
Ruben Claassen South Africa (1993-08-12) 12 August 1993 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm off break
Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm unorthodox
Seam Bowlers
Junior Dala South AfricaZambia (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Eldred Hawken South Africa (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast
Chris Morris South Africa (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Morné Morkel South Africa (1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm fast
Lungi Ngidi South Africa (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm medium fast
Rowan Richards South Africa (1984-07-08) 8 July 1984 (age 32) Left-handed Left arm fast
Malusi Siboto South Africa (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
  • Source(s): Contracted players and second team players who have represented Titans in the 2015/16 and 2016/17 season.

References[edit]

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