Windhoek –The Eagles of Namibia – still basking in the glory of defeating the Zimbabwe Emerging side last weekend – will host another Castle Lite criket series against South Africa’s Titans.
The series runs from August 28 to September 2 in Windhoek.
The Eagles will face the South African franchise team in four Twent20 games and one 50-over match at Wanderers Cricket Ground.
“Hosting the Momentum Multiply Titans is a highlight on our calendar. We missed the series in 2020 due to the COVID pandemic and we are eager to host them this year. This series falls into a conjunction with our first ever APS Pink Day. This day is part of our #Pledge4Pink campaign in support of cancer awareness which includes various events and fundraising initiatives,” said Natalia Nauyoma, Cricket Namibia’s marketing manager this week.
Cricket Namibia CEO Johan Muller said he was looking forward to a tough on-field contest, which is all part of the team’s preparations for its maiden T20 World Cup appearance later in the year.
“They (the Titans) are one of the most successful franchise teams from South Africa and it will be a good contest for our team to measure themselves. A unique relationship has developed between the two entities. We also hope the fixture becomes a permanent event on our annual calendars,” Muller said.
Namibia Men’s Squad: Merwe Gerhard Erasmus (captain), Mauritius Ngupita, JJ Smit, Jan Frylinck, Karl Birkenstock, Ben Shikongo, Bernard Scholtz, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Craig Williams, Michael van Lingen, Stephen Baard, Ruben Trumpelmann, Zane Green, Shaun Fouche, Picky Ya France, Pierre de Bruyn (head coach), Hestelle Haccou (manager), Albie Morkel (assistant coach), Riaan Minnie (analyst), Chrystal Marias (physiotherapist)
Momentum Multiply Titans squad: Dean Elgar, Corbin Bosch, Junior Dala, Dayyaan Galiem, Aya Gqamane, Okuhle Cele, Neil Brand, Jiveshen Pillay, Theunis de Bruyn, Grant Mokoena, Aaron Phangiso, Gihahn Cloete, Sibonelo Makhanya, Jan-Hendrik Pretorius