Farhaan Behardien has urged his side to learn quickly from their defeat against WSB Cape Cobras on Friday night, when they travel to Benoni to face the Warriors in the Momentum One-Day Cup on Sunday.
Playing in front of a sizeable home crowd, the 34 year-old top-scored with 59 as his side were limited to 212-9. The Cobras deemed the total chase able, reaching it within 39 overs to leave SuperSport Park victorious by four wickets along with a bonus point.
Titans are now placed third on the log, and despite having won two of the first three matches of the 50-over competition, Behardien believes their is ample room for improvement.
“We have to dig deep and come back strong on Sunday,” said Behardien.
“We tried to rectify our mistakes from Wednesday night, where didn’t bat out our fifty overs, we did bat out our fifty overs last night but it wasn’t enough.”
“It was tough to get going when we continued to lose wickets at regular intervals throughout the innings. I tried to keep it together and fought my own battles out there while losing quick wickets. I kept my composure through the tough times."
"Hopefully I can play with a bit more aggression and positivity on Sunday.”
The Titans will now travel to Sahara Willowmoore Park, where they will take on the Warriors, who suffered their second defeat of the tournament after losing to the Hollywoodbets Dolphins by 79 runs on Friday night.
The Titans will no doubt be aiming to replicate last season’s victory over the upcoming opponents, and with a quick turn around between matches, Behardien firmly believes the Titans have enough depth and character in the squad to bounce back.
“I am confident we can turn things around,” he said. “The Warriors are a good 50-over side and they will be pumped. We are going to turn up with our own intensity no matter what form they’re in.”
Mark Boucher has made two changes to the squad, with the inclusion of batsmen Bafana Mahlangu and Grant Thomson, with Alfred Mothoa missing out.
Multiply Titans squad to face Warriors (from): Albie Morkel (c), Andrea Agathangelou, Heinrich Klaasen, Heino Kuhn, David Wiese, Grant Thomson, Rivaldo Moonsamy, Farhaan Behardien, Junior Dala, Lungi Ngidi, Malusi Siboto, Shaun von Berg, Tabraiz Shamsi, Bafana Mahlangu