Henry Davids may return to the helm of the Titans for their Sunfoil Series clash against the Warriors in Benoni after sitting out the season opener due to shaky form. Davids and coach Rob Walter made an executive decision to leave the batsman out for the game against the bizhub Highveld Lions, which the Titans lost by 190 runs, following a difficult 2013/14 campaign in which he averaged less than 20. Farhaan Behardien captained the side in Davids’ absence, but that could change depending on the combinations that Walter and The Unlimited Titans believe will work best in the Benoni conditions.
“The two of us together wanted to make a decision based on performance. Now that we might consider a slight change in tactical personnel, Henry comes back into the picture,” Walter explained. Otherwise the Titans will stick with their squad from last week, with Walter not about to make harsh decisions based on a solitary outing. “No one is going to get dropped after one game – if we do make a change it will be a tactical one. I fully trust the players that we have,” Walter explained.
The Chevrolet Warriors have made one change to their squad, with Wayne Parnell dropping out after sustaining a mild shoulder injury and Thandolwethu Mnyaka taking his place. Captain Colin Ingram believes that reading the conditions and adapting to them quickly will be key. “We don’t like to guess too much because in the years that I’ve played in Benoni you can often look at a wicket and it will be different to what you thought. It can look flat and then it goes around, and other times it’s the other way around. Early season it can turn there as well so our main focus is to have a look on the first day and see where it’s going to go, then try and hone in on what we need to get done,” he said.