Titans cricket team

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The Unlimited
Titans
File:Titans cricket.jpg
Captain: South Africa Henry Davids, South Africa Albie Morkel
Coach: South Africa Rob Walter
Colors:      Light Blue      Royal Blue
Founded: 2004
Home ground: SuperSport Park
Capacity: 22,000
Official website: www.titans.co.za

The Titans (known as The Unlimited Titans for sponsorship reasons) is a northernmost top-level cricket franchise in South Africa. Its member unions are the Easterns 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, the Momentum One Day Cup and Ram Slam T20 Challenge. They have been Supersport Series and MiWay T20 Challenge champions in the past decade, 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 crowned Momentum One Day Cup champions in the 2014/15 season, beating the Cape Cobras in the final.

Champions League T20

Titans played very well in their first CLT20 and qualified for the semi-finals, where the Sydney Sixers nailed a win of 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

  • SuperSport Series (3) - 2006–07; 2008–09; 2011-2012 shared (1) - 2005–06
  • Momentum One Day Cup (4)- 2007–08, 2008–09, 2013-14 (shared), 2014-15.
  • Ram Slam T20 Challenge (4) - 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011-12, 2015-16.

Squad

Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Opening Batsmen
81 Henry Davids South Africa (1980-01-19) 19 January 1980 (age 42) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Theunis de Bruyn South Africa (1992-10-08) 8 October 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off-break
64 Dean Elgar South Africa (1987-06-11) 11 June 1987 (age 34) Left-handed Left arm slow
Kyllin Vardhan South Africa (1989-07-31) 31 July 1989 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm medium
Batsmen
09 Qaasim Adams South Africa (1984-04-29) 29 April 1984 (age 38) Left-handed Right-arm medium
24 Farhaan Behardien South Africa (1983-10-09) 9 October 1983 (age 38) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
13 Francois du Plessis South Africa (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Wicket-keepers
Quinton de Kock South Africa (1992-12-17) 17 December 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Opener
17 AB de Villiers South Africa (1984-02-17) 17 February 1984 (age 38) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Heinrich Klaasen South Africa (1991-07-30) 30 July 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Opener
20 Heino Kuhn South Africa (1984-04-01) 1 April 1984 (age 38) Right-handed Opener
Mangaliso Mosehle South Africa (1990-04-24) 24 April 1990 (age 32) Right-handed
All-rounders
81 Albie Morkel South Africa (1981-06-10) 10 June 1981 (age 40) Left-handed Right-arm medium-fast
18 Chris Morris South Africa (1987-04-30) 30 April 1987 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Cobus Pienaar South Africa (1985-10-23) 23 October 1985 (age 36) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Grant Thomson South Africa (1988-03-18) 18 March 1988 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Graeme van Buuren South Africa (1990-08-22) 22 August 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Slow-left arm
Hendrik Steyn South Africa (1989-03-06) 6 March 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
96 David Wiese South Africa (1985-05-18) 18 May 1985 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Spin Bowlers
68 Eden Links South Africa (1989-03-25) 25 March 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm off spin
Tabraiz Shamsi South Africa (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm chinaman
Seam Bowlers
Corbin Bosch South Africa (1994-09-10) 10 September 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
3 Junior Dala South AfricaZambia (1988-10-31) 31 October 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium
90 Marchant de Lange South Africa (1990-10-13) 13 October 1990 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast
Juan de Villiers South Africa (1989-04-05) 5 April 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
80 Ethy Mbhalati South Africa (1981-11-18) 18 November 1981 (age 40) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Sammy Mofokeng South Africa (1991-08-05) 5 August 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
65 Morné Morkel South Africa (1984-10-06) 6 October 1984 (age 37) Left-handed Right-arm fast
8 Rowan Richards South Africa (1984-07-08) 8 July 1984 (age 37) Left-handed Left-arm fast

Source(s): 2015 Squad per Cricinfo (plus amateurs who have played in 2014/15 and 15/16 seasons)

References

  • South African Cricket Annual – various editions
  • Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – various editions