As the franchise season kicks off at SuperSport Park Centurion on Wednesday, the Dolphins are well aware of the task ahead of them.
"We have played them a few times to start the season, and we have always had a good go," Dolphins coach Grant Morgan said ahead of the clash.
The Dolphins know that, even with several national call-ups, the Titans are still a formidable unit, and they will have to be at their best to start their season on the right note.
"Any team that loses the likes of Markram, Ngidi, Klaassen and Shamsi will be different, but you only have to look at what they still have. We are still playing against Morris, Davids, Theunis de Bruyn, Von Berg and a lot of promising young guys who are looking to make their mark," said Morgan.
That strength in depth has always been a hallmark of the Titans, and the Sky Blues will be banking on that factor being pivotal in a season where their national players will be away for large chunks.
The Dolphins have also lost several players, and David Miller is also no longer available for first-class cricket, but Morgan still expects a sincere battle down Centurion way.
"I think we look at them as a barometer for franchise cricket, given how successful they have been over the past few seasons.
"If you are beating the Titans, then you are going a long way to be successful in whatever competition you are involved in," Morgan pointed out.
The Dolphins will provide an early challenge for the Titans in the opening fixture of the 4-Day competition, as the men from Tshwane look to start their pursuit for a historic, domestic treble on the perfect note this weekend.
Full Hollywoodbets Dolphins squad to face the Multiply Titans (from): Keshav Maharaj, Marques Ackermann,
Vaughn Van Jaarsveld, Cody Chett,Senuran Muthusamy, Sibonelo Makhanya, Jason Oakes, Grant Roelofsen, Calvin Savage, Robert Frylinck, Okuhle Cele, Kerwin Mungroo, Eathan Bosch, Lwandisa Zuma