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We are into the final stages of the Momentum One Day Cup with around three more matches remaining for each team. Although finishing first won't really be of much consequence in the competition, no team would not like to finish at the top. The Titans are currently at the top of the table and are set to take on the Cobras in their upcoming encounter which is to be played at SuperSport Park, Centurion on March 13th. The Cobras are currently placed at fourth spot with four wins in seven matches and a win here should be enough to ascertain their place. The team winning the upcoming encounter will reserve a berth in the playoffs and that is exactly what both sides will be aiming for.
Titans had a terrific start to the tournament but lost their way in the subsequent two matches as they found themselves closing in on the bottom spot with two wins in three matches. However, they displayed a remarkable resurgence in the next few matches with three wins in four matches.
They last played a match on 8th March against Warriors which they just managed to win by two wickets. The match was reduced to 21 overs following incessant rain at Benoni. Bowling first on a true batting surface, the Titans bowlers did reasonably well. Even though they were a tad expensive, they picked up some important wickets as they had Warriors four down for 132 in 21 overs before the rain intervened.
Realistically, it was reduced to a T20 game for the Titans with the revised total being 185 in 21 overs. Aiden Markram once again proved to be lethal at the top as he single-handedly took Titans across the line with 43-ball 85. Coming in at number ten, Junior Dala, who played a match-defining cameo of 37 off just 14 balls was their next best batsman. However, Aiden Markram will not be available for the upcoming fixture owing to national duty which is definitely a huge setback for the Titans.
DS Rosier, JD Vandiar, Dean Elgar, Heino Kuhn, Heinrich Klaasen, Farhaan Behardien, Chris Morris, Gregory Mahlokwana, TL Moreki, Junior Dala, Corbin Bosch.
The Cobras have had a topsy-turvy campaign thus far and have four wins from eight matches. In order to ascertain a playoff spot, they'd have to get four more points and they will be looking for a win in their upcoming encounter.
Just like the Titans, Cobras too had to deal with the rain in their last match where they eventually raced to the total set by the Dolphins. Chasing a total of 219 in 28 overs, the Cobras got off to an exceptional start with Malan brothers smashing Dolphins to all parts. JP Duminy, who won't be part of the upcoming contest, and Janneman Malan smashed a fifty and a century respectively as the Cobras overhauled the target with eight wickets in hand and two overs to spare.
Earlier with the ball, almost all of their contributed either by picking up wickets or by keeping things quiet. Rory Kleinveldt was their pick of the bowlers as he picked up two important wickets at the expense of 41 runs in his six overs. Overall, the Cobras have done reasonably well up until now and although the absence of Duminy will be felt, the Titans will not want to take them lightly.
Janneman Malan, Pieter Malan, George Linde, Zubayr Hamza, Dane Piedt, Kyle Verreynne, Rory Kleinveldt, Mthiwekhaya Nabe, VD Philander, Aviwe Mgijima, T Bokako.
Considering the way the two teams have performed in the tournament thus far, the Titans are ahead of the Cobras. Having said that, the absence of Aiden Markram is a big void to fill for them and it will be difficult for them to find a like-for-like replacement. On the other hand, the Cobras too will miss the services of JP Duminy who can be deadly with the bat and can chip in with a few important overs. Although the match can go either way, we expect the Titans to just edge past the Cobras in this all-important encounter.