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Warriors continue chasing elusive win

Source - theherald.co.za

Zander de Bruyn‘s Warriors outfit will be chasing that elusive victory in the Standard Bank Pro20 cricket Series when they host the Titans at Sahara Oval St George‘s today.

With just two points from three games, the Warriors are in danger of dipping out of contention for the semi-finals and victory today is critical to any chance they have of contesting the playoffs.

Even then, victory might not be enough for them because they would also have to win their final game against the Highveld Lions and hope that other results go in their favour.

The Titans are in a much happier position, with victory in their only game so far, albeit an extremely tight one.

They beat the Diamond Eagles with one ball remaining when Johan van der Wath delivered a wide with what should have been the final delivery on Sunday, and now Martin van Jaarsveld‘s team will be keen to consolidate their position on the log.

They certainly have the firepower to put the Warriors under pressure.

On Sunday, Albie Morkel showed just how devastating a hitter he can be and Van Jaarsveld, Gerald Dros, Faf du Plessis, Heino Kuhn, Alfonso Thomas and Dale Steyn represent a sprinkling of the serious talent this Titans side possess.

The Warriors will need to up the tempo of their batting to test the Titans.

They have not hit their stride in this department yet and today would be a timely opportunity for De Bruyn, Justin Kreusch, Arno Jacobs and HD Ackerman to display the full range of their batting skills.

Warriors: Justin Kreusch, Zander de Bruyn, HD Ackerman, Arno Jacobs, Murray Goodwin, Craig Thyssen, Johan Botha, Atti Dyili, Mario Olivier, Corbyn Dolley, Lonwabo Tsotsobe. 12th man: Brent Kops.

Titans: Martin van Jaarsveld (captain), Dale Steyn, Gerald Dros, Heino Kuhn, Farhaan Behardien, Alfonso Thomas, Albie Morkel, Brendon Reddy, Francois du Plessis, Gulam Bodi, Paul Harris, Morne Morkel.
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