Venue: St. George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Date: Sunday, 27 February
Titans – 5/10
Boland Rocks – 15/10
The Pretoria-based side goes into the final on the back of six successive round robin matches at the tournament since they lost their opening match against the Warriors.
On the other hand, the Rocks finished fourth on the standings after four wins and three losses with seventeen points will be looking to cause a major upset.
Coach Mandla Mashimbyi and his assistant Geoffrey Toyana will be looking for their first trophy together since they started working together at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Mashimbyi and Toyana will pin their hopes on senior players like Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, Heinrich Klaasen, Sibonelo Makhanya, Junior Dala and Aaon Phangiso.
Titans are the most successful team in South Africa’s premier domestic T20 competition where they have won it six times and eyes will be on wonder kid Dewald Brevis who has been impressive in all his all-round abilities.
The Rocks, who are making their T20 Challenge debut this year, cruised into the T20 Challenge final after clinical seven wicket win over Western Province on Friday.
Coach Adrian Birrell will look to players like brothers Pieter and Janneman Malan, Clyde Fortuin with the bat and Aviwe Mgijima and Junaid Dawood with ball in hand.
Other players who are going to be key for the Rocks are Christiaan Jonker, Shaun von Berg, Imran Manack, Hardus Viljoen, Cebo Tshiki, Achille Cloete, Zakhele Qwabe, Hlomla Hanabe.
Most of the matches during the tournament were nail biting while others produced high scores of more than 120 runs and the final is not going to be any different.