Titans (cricket team)

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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.

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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 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 T20Edit

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.

HonoursEdit

  • 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

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

  • 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   (1989-11-16) 16 November 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Tony de Zorzi   (1997-08-28) 28 August 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm off break
Rilee Rossouw   (1989-06-30) 30 June 1989 (age 31) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox CSA contracted
Gionne Koopman   (1991-12-28) 28 December 1991 (age 28) Left-handed Right arm legbreak
Victor Mahlangu   (1990-10-05) 5 October 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm medium
Aiden Markram   (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm off break CSA contracted
Wesley Marshall   (1994-01-04) 4 January 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm medium
Batsmen
Farhaan Behardien   (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 37) Right-handed Right arm medium
Henry Davids   (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 40) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Theunis de Bruyn   (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast]] CSA contracted
David Wiese   (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm leg break CSA contracted
Diego Rosier   (1994-05-02) 2 May 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm leg break
Kabelo Sekhukhune   (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Jonathan Vandiar   (1990-04-25) 25 April 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm leg break
Wicket-keepers
Quinton de Kock   (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 27) Left-handed CSA contracted
Rubin Hermann   (1997-01-26) 26 January 1997 (age 23) Left-handed
Heinrich Klaasen   (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Opener
Sizwe Masondo   (1987-02-13) 13 February 1987 (age 33) Right-handed
Rivaldo Moonsamy   (1996-09-13) 13 September 1996 (age 24) Right-handed
All-rounders
Matthew Arnold   (1988-10-16) 16 October 1988 (age 32) Left-handed Right arm fast-medium
Neil Brand   (1996-04-12) 12 April 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox
Dayyaan Galiem   (1997-01-02) 2 January 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Chris Morris   (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Grant Thomson   (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
Gregory Mahlokwana   (1994-12-14) 14 December 1994 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox spin
Tabraiz Shamsi   (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Slow left-arm wrist-spin CSA contracted
Fast Bowlers
Clayton August   (1990-02-16) 16 February 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Left Arm Fast-medium
Corbin Bosch   (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Simon Harmer   (1989-12-31) 31 December 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Tshepo Moreki   (1993-10-07) 7 October 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Itumaleng Moseki   (1991-08-21) 21 August 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Alfred Mothoa   (1989-12-16) 16 December 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium
Corbin Bosch   (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast CSA contracted
Marcello Piedt   (1992-09-23) 23 September 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast
Dale Steyn   (1983-07-20) 20 July 1983 (age 37) Right- handed Right arm Fast CSA contracted; Limited-overs only

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.