Titans assistant coach Mandla Mashimbyi is eager to avenge last month’s heavy defeat to the Lions, come Thursday’s One-Day Cup fixture at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
The Lions beat the Titans by eight wickets at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom earlier in the tournament, when the right-handed Temba Bavuma’s 117 not out upstaged the left-handed Dean Elgar’s 137.
‘The focus is on us and our processes. What happened in that game is in the past, and the only thing we need to take from it are the lessons. It’s nice to reflect on where we went wrong and see how we can improve in those areas,’ said Mashimbyi.
The Titans currently occupy first position in the competition’s six-team standings – and have qualified for the semi-finals.
‘It’s always good to keep your foot on the pedal. We getting to that stage where momentum to the semi-finals is also very important, so every game is important. Obviously now there’s a bit more belief within the group, which helps as well and hopefully that continues,’ added Mashimbyi.
Thursday will also see the Cape Cobras and Knights meet at Newlands in Cape Town.
Titans squad: Farhaan Behardien, Corbin Bosch, Junior Dala, Theunis de Bruyn, Eldred Hawken, Heino Kuhn, Gregory Mahlokwana, Dean Elgar (captain), Rivaldo Moonsamy, Marcello Piedt, Diego Rosier, Kabelo Sekhukhune, Grant Thomson, Jonathan Vandiar.