About the Match
With the Warriors currently occupying No.3 position in the series with 14 points, they face stiff competition from the Titans and the Knights who are very close behind with 12 points each. Their recent defeat against the Knights by 5 runs dashed their hopes of a smooth sailing and is now set to clash against the Titans on Friday, which is another formidable force to reckon with. This match will be crucial for both sides if they want keep their aspirations to make it to the knock out stage alive here; and with their previous encounter resulting in a win for the Titans, the Warriors will be eager to avenge their defeat.
Prince failed to score runs in the last match and his dismissal in the very first over is a cause for concern as the team heavily depends on him for a big total; JJ Smuts has done incredibly well in the previous matches and he scored 44 runs off 27 deliveries in the last match to. Jonker’s unbeaten 26 runs off 24 balls helped the team get close to the target but they fell 5 runs short in their efforts; the batsmen will have to step up and give their best against the Titans, who have a tight bowling unit to their advantage. The bowlers have shown a lot of determination and were successful to restrict the Knights to a low score and though they got regular wickets, the batsmen weren’t able to get the necessary runs. The upcoming match will be a tough contest and the players will need to execute their strategy to perfection and win the match if they want to move ahead.
The Titans will be proud of themselves for their team’s improved performance this season compared to the results of last season; Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis, Behardien and the all-rounder Albie Morkel are key resources in the batting department who have done well for the team, while the bowlers like Saeed Ajmal, Morne Morkel and Merwe will be heavily depended upon to provide regular breakthroughs. In the last match against the Cobras, they came quite close to defeating the opponents but even though they faced a low target of 129 runs, the middle order collapsed without much of a contribution and lost by 13 runs. Kuhn was superb with his score of 53 runs off 45 deliveries, but the rest of the team didn’t put up much of a fight. The team needs to be more effective in their game plan and while the bowlers have been delivering results, the batsmen too must share the responsibility now that the challenges will get tougher with each match.
Both sides seem to be equally matched and with the difference in points being very less, this match will be crucial to both their fates here. While the Warriors look comfortably placed to come out all guns blazing to make it difficult for the Titans, the latter has a battery of players who will give them an edge over the opponents and therefore Titans look confident to win this match.
Titans, 1.80 @ Titan Bet