Host Titans aim for a strong comeback against Dolphins!
Expect Titans to register a comfortable win over Dolphins!
Host Titans will be keen to make a strong comeback when they take on Dolphins in the 6th game of Momentum ODI Cup at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. Titans Captain Heinrich Klaasen will be hoping that the side can make amends for their mistakes made in the opening fixture. Titans were completely outplayed in all three facets of the game and suffered a 73-run defeat against Lions. The home side will be keen to get back to winning ways in this fixture.
On the other hand, Dolphins got off to a perfect start with a comprehensive win over Knights. Captain Keshav Maharaj led the way with bat and ball. The side will need to guard against complacency and deliver their best cricket against Titans.
The home side will be missing players like Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shami as they are currently playing for South Africa in the three-match one-day series against England. Corbin Bosch and Grant Thomson will come into the side for this game,
In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Henry Davids, Dean Elgar and Theunis De Bruyn to deliver the bulk of the runs. In the previous game, opener Henry Davids and Tony de Zorzi got the side off to a decent start. Rookie opener Tony de Zorzi perished after scoring just 16 runs off 13 balls with the help of three fours.
Veteran opener Henry Davids struggled to get goings in his innings and scored 49 runs off 80 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six. He will need to capitalize on his good start and get a big score for Titans in this home fixture.
Besides Davids, Theunis De Bruyn played well and scored a fluent 48 off 40 balls with the help of five fours and one six. Captain Heinrich Klaasen also chipped in with 41 runs off 46 balls with the help of two boundaries. Farhaan Behardien, Dean Elgar and Grant Thomson will be looking to make up the middle-order for this game. In the bowling department, the side will be relying on likes of Corbin Bosch, Hardus Viljeon and Dayaan Galiem to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Dayaan Galiem was the standout bowler for the side in the opening game played against Lions. He finished with figures of 2 for 42 in his 10 overs.
Heinrich Klaasen (captain & wk), Henry Davids, Dean Elgar, Farhaan Behardien, Theunis de Bruyn, Hardus Viljoen, Dayaan Galiem, Corbin Bosch, Grant Thomson, Tshepo Moreki, Tony de Zorzi
|T de Bruyn||48||40||5||1||120|
Alfred Mothoa, Hardus Viljoen, TL Moreki, Henry Davids, Tony de Zorzi, Heinrich Klaasen, Imran Manack, Farhaan Behardien, Dayyaan Galiem, GM Thomson, Dean Elgar
The franchise managed to register a 94-run win over Knights in their home fixture, courtesy splendid performances from Captain Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen and Imran Tahir. On a slow pitch, Dolphins won the toss and opted to bat first. Opener Sarel Erwee perished for a duck to see the side get off to a poor start. Wicket-keeper Grant Roelofsen and Vaughn van Jaarsveld led the fightback and added 33 runs to stabilize the innings. Grant Roelofsen failed to get a big score and perished after scoring 21 runs off 26 balls with the help of four boundaries.
Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Marques Ackermann put on a 58-run partnership to keep the scoreboard ticking for Dolphins. The home side suffered a big collapse in the middle overs as they went from 91 for 3 to 122 for 7. Marques Ackermann looked in touch with the bat and scored 40 runs off 51 balls with the help of three boundaries. With the side reeling at 122 for 7, lower-order players Keshav Maharaj and Prenelan Subrayen played sensibly and put on a 77-run partnership to help Dolphins post 209 runs in their allotted 50 overs.
Prenelan Subrayen was the standout player with the bat and smashed unbeaten 46 runs off 52 balls with the help of three fours and one six. He was well supported by Skipper Keshav Maharaj, who chipped in with 43 runs off 73 balls with the help of two boundaries.
On the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Keshav Maharaj, Kevin Mungroo and Imran Tahir to make crucial breakthroughs. Pacer Kevin Mungroo delivered an exceptional performance with the new-ball and finished with 3 for 28 in his 8 overs. Veteran Leg-spinner Imran Tahir was the standout performer and claimed four wickets in the match. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj also picked up crucial wickets for the side.
Keshav Maharaj (captain), Grant Roelofsen (wk), Khaya Zondo, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Imran Tahir, Robbie Frylinck, Prenelan Subrayen, Sibonelo Makhanya, Sarel Erwee, Marques Ackerman, Kerwin Mungroo.
Grant Roelofsen, R Frylinck, Imran Tahir, Keshav Maharaj, Sarel Erwee, Senuran Muthusamy, Kerwin Mungroo, Marques Ackerman, Okuhle Cele, Khaya Zondo, VBV Jaarsveld
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||15||0.56 mm.||3.34 k/h||From: ENE||33%|
|03h||16||0 mm.||1.72 k/h||From: NE||0%|
|06h||21||0 mm.||4.04 k/h||From: NNE||0%|
|09h||26||0 mm.||6.21 k/h||From: N||2%|
|12h||28||1.06 mm.||6.41 k/h||From: N||13%|
|15h||27||0 mm.||4.7 k/h||From: NNE||80%|
|18h||20||1.75 mm.||4.03 k/h||From: NNE||52%|
|21h||20||1.81 mm.||5.27 k/h||From: NE||20%|
Traditionally, the pitch at Centurion will have nice pace and bounce for the quick bowlers. Expect plenty of runs to be scored by both teams. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Friday is expected to have light rain showers throughout the game.
SuperSport Park in Centurion is going to host the sixth game of Momentum ODI Cup between Titans and Dolphins. Last year, Dolphins beat Titans in a game played at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and post a decent score on the board. The previous game played at Centurion was won by side batting first.
Host Titans will start as favorites to win their game against Dolphins. The home side has a huge advantage as they playing in their home conditions. With likes of Henry Davids, Theunis De Bruryn and Heinrich Klaasen showing good form in the opening game, Titans will be looking to bring their A-game to the table in this contest
Expect Titans to register a comfortable win over Dolphins!