The uncapped Donovan Ferreira has been named in the Titans squad for Wednesday’s CSA T20 Challenge fixture against the Cape Cobras at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
All-rounder Ferreira played for Northerns in last year’s Africa T20 Cup – and proved particularly key with 43 against Gauteng and two wickets against South Western Districts.
The Titans will head into the fixture on the back of last week’s rain-affected loss to the Warriors in Centurion, where batsman Theunis de Bruyn’s half-century went in vain.
‘They’ll come out punching and wanting to win. So will we after that first game, and we will need to make sure we get that first win under the belt. All the focus and energy is geared towards the game. Everyone wants to get some momentum going,’ said assistant coach Mandla Mashimbyi.
‘There were definitely a lot of positives to take out of that game apart from the rain. It was sad the way it ended, but that was out of our control. We probably controlled 85 to 90% of the game, except for those few overs they batted. But everyone is upbeat, it’s early days and we look forward to bouncing back in Benoni.’
Titans squad: Matthew Arnold, Junior Dala, Theunis de Bruyn, Tony de Zorzi, Henry Davids, Donovan Ferreira, Eldred Hawken, Rubin Hermann, Gregory Mahlokwana, Farhaan Behardien (captain), Tshepo Moreki, Diego Rosier, Grant Thomson, Shaun von Berg.
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