Titans coach Mark Boucher has angrily reacted to suggestions that he gave away a game by fielding a weakened side against the Dolphins where they were bowled out for 79 in their final Ram Slam T20 Challenge round robin fixture in Durban on Sunday.
With a home semifinal already secured‚ Boucher fielded a team without captain Albie Morkel‚ AB de Villiers‚ Farhaan Behardien‚ Aiden Markram‚ Lungi Ngidi‚ Chris Morris‚ Dale Steyn‚ and Quinton de Kock in the 89-run loss to the Dolphins.
As a result of their victory‚ the Dolphins secured a home semifinal against the Cape Cobras at Kingsmead on Thursday. The Titans will host the Warriors in Centurion on Wednesday. Both games start at 6pm.
“I haven’t given away a game – we had one‚ two‚ three‚ four Proteas players‚ four South Africa A players‚ two South Africa U19 players and one up-and-coming player from the franchise system‚” Boucher said on Wednesday at SuperSport Park as the Titans prepared for the Warriors.
“I will never put out a side just to go out there and lose.”
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