Titans (cricket team)
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.
|Captain|| Henry Davids|
|Colors||Light Blue Royal Blue|
|Home ground||SuperSport Park|
The Titans play in the Sunfoil Series first class competition (where were the 2015-16 champions), 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.
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.
- denotes players with international caps.
|Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|Andrea Agathangelou||16 November 1989||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|Henry Davids||19 January 1980||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Tony de Zorzi||28 August 1997||Left-handed||Right arm off break||Rookie contract|
|Faf du Plessis||13 July 1984||Right-handed||Right arm leg break||CSA contracted|
|AB de Villiers||17 February 1984||Right-handed||Right arm medium||CSA contracted|
|Dean Elgar||11 June 1987||Left-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||CSA contracted|
|Aiden Markram||4 October 1994||Right-handed||Right arm off break||Club captain (First-class cricket)|
|Rivaldo Moonsamy||13 September 1996||Right-handed||—||Rookie contract|
|Farhaan Behardien||9 October 1983||Right-handed||Right arm medium||CSA contracted|
|Albie Morkel||10 June 1981||Left-handed||Right arm medium-fast||Captain (List A & T20 cricket)|
|Grant Thomson||18 March 1988||Right-handed||Right arm medium-fast|
|Shaun von Berg||16 September 1986||Right-handed||Right arm leg break|
|David Wiese||18 May 1985||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|Quinton de Kock||17 December 1992||Left-handed||—||CSA contracted|
|Heinrich Klaasen||30 July 1991||Right-handed||—|
|Heino Kuhn||1 April 1984||Right-handed||—|
|Junior Dala||29 December 1989||Right-handed||Right arm medium|
|Eldred Hawken||2 May 1989||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
|Chris Morris||30 April 1987||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium||CSA contracted|
|Alfred Mothoa||16 December 1989||Right-handed||Right arm fast-medium|
|Lungi Ngidi||29 March 1996||Right-handed||Right arm fast|
|Tabraiz Shamsi||18 February 1990||Right-handed||Slow left-arm chinaman||CSA contracted|
|Malusi Siboto||20 August 1987||Left-handed||Right arm medium|
|Dale Steyn||20 July 1983||right- handed||Right arm Fast bowling|
- Source(s): Contracted players and second team players who have represented Titans in the 2017/18 season.
- South African Cricket Annual – various editions
- Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions
- "Abu Dhabi to host teams from six countries in T20 tournament". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2018.