ONTO THE NEXT ONE FOR SKY BLUES IN 4 DAY SERIES
The Momentum Multiply Tians will be at home, at SuperSport Park, for their second match in CSA 4 Day Series where they will face off with the HollywoodBets Dolphins.
Both teams are coming off wins in their opening games in the 4 Day Series which will make for an exciting match-up in Centurion. The Titans travelled to Paarl where they were victorious over the GBets Rocks by 6 wickets in their match last week. A victory in your opening match will always bode well for the team during the rest of the campaign.
“It’s very important to start any campaign with a win to gets the Momentum on your side but it’s especially important in a 4 day series because of the nature of 4 day cricket where there’s a lot of draws.” Explained Titans all-rounder Dayyaan Galiem.
Success against the Rocks will boost the team in their second match against the side from KZN but they will know better than anyone the aspects of their game that they can improve on going forward.
While the bowling unit did a fine job in the second innings there were phases when they ventured in search of wickets when sticking to the basics would’ve been a easier option. “There were periods especially after lunch that the wicket died down and got a bit tough to bowl we were a bit adventurous when we should’ve stuck to our plans.” Galiem explained.
Dean Elgar and the work he put in at the crease in the second innings earned the Titans victory in the end but the first innings batting will be an area the Titans want to improve after being 30 odd for no loss and then getting bowled out for 209. “It’s always been good competition when we face the Dolphins and there’s always hard battles especially at SuperSport Park so we’re expecting an awesome encounter with them.” The all-rounder said.
Momentum Multiply Titans Squad to face HollywoodBets Dolphins: Neil Brand (C), Sibonelo Makhanya, Junior Dala, Dean Elgar, Schalk Engelbrecht, Merrick Brett, Rivaldo Moonsamy (W), Dewald Brevis, Donovan Ferreira, Aya Gqamane, Matthew Kleinveldt, Tladi Bokako, Sam Ruwisi, Aaron Phangiso, Musa Twala
[Submitted by Kevin Rademeyer]