Titans look to cut out costly mistakes against Cobras

2014-01-08 16:36

The Titans have said that they will look to eliminate the mistakes that led to the loss of their Ram Slam T20 opener against the Dolphins on Sunday.

The Titans take on the Cape Cobras at SuperSport Park in Centurion tomorrow evening.

“We probably played at 60% to 70% of our potential. We fielded well and bowled 15 good overs, but Vaughn van Jaarsveld and Khaya Zondo batted very well and that gave them momentum. If you are chasing 150 and you lose three wickets in 11 overs, that’s pretty much the game,” said all-rounder Albie Morkel.

The SuperSport Park track has played well so far, and Morkel said he expected a high scoring game compared to Sunday’s triple header, where mid-sized scores were the norm at Newlands.

Morkel, who scored three runs in Sunday’s eight-run defeat, said the star-studded Cobras are a team to look out for. Batsmen including Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla pack a serious punch.

“They have a great team and their Proteas players will add a lot of experience to the team. They are a team of winners and intensity from ball one will be needed so that we don’t have to play catch-up cricket. That has been one of our biggest weaknesses in the past,” Morkel said.

With the ICC T20 World Cup looming, Morkel, who impressed in Saturday’s State of Origin match, said he was only focused on what he needs to do for the Titans and less for other teams. He has played 244 matches for different teams, making him the most experienced T20 player in the world.

“It is always nice to play in such matches and to win a game is great, and it is something I have put in my memory bank. I don’t know where I really stand with South African cricket or whether I’m still in the plans or not. If I can play well for myself, then I won’t complain.”

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