Titans (cricket team)

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Titans
Titans Cricket logo.svg
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

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]

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 (4) - 2006–07; 2008–09; 2011-2012; 2015-16 shared (1) - 2005–06
  • Momentum One Day Cup (4)- 2007–08, 2008–09, 2013-14 (shared), 2014-15.
  • 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 Nationality Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Andrea Agathangelou  South Africa (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Henry Davids double-dagger  South Africa (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 38) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Tony de Zorzi  South Africa (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Right arm off break Rookie contract
Faf du Plessis double-dagger  South Africa (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm leg break CSA contracted
AB de Villiers double-dagger  South Africa (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm medium CSA contracted
Dean Elgar double-dagger  South Africa (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 31) 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 37) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast Captain (List A & T20 cricket)
Grant Thomson  South Africa (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 30) 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 33) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Wicket-keepers
Quinton de Kock double-dagger  South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 25) Left-handed CSA contracted
Heinrich Klaasen double-dagger  South Africa (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 27) Right-handed
Heino Kuhn double-dagger  South Africa (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 34) Right-handed
Bowlers
Junior Dala double-dagger  South Africa (1989-12-29) 29 December 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
Eldred Hawken  South Africa (1989-05-02) 2 May 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast
Chris Morris double-dagger  South Africa (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium CSA contracted
Alfred Mothoa  South Africa (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Lungi Ngidi double-dagger  South Africa (1996-03-29) 29 March 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right arm fast
Tabraiz Shamsi double-dagger  South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm chinaman CSA contracted
Malusi Siboto  South Africa (1987-08-20) 20 August 1987 (age 31) Left-handed Right arm medium
  • 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.