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Preview: Confident Auckland face Titans on Oct 17

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Updated: Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 16:03 [IST]
 
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Durban, Oct 16: After thrashing Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets, Confident Auckland Aces are all set to take on Titans at Durban in the group match of Champions League T20 on Wednesday.

CLT20: Confident Auckland face Titans

Both the teams bank on a few players, while Auckland depends on Azhar Mahmood's heroics, Titans bank on Mitchell Marsh and their bowling attack.

Auckland's batting has been on par with their bowling, as Guptill, Lou Vincent, Azhar Mahmood have been playing extremely well, while the bowling has also been quite good since the start of the tournament, as they performed very well in the qualifying stage as well.

Titans on the other hand, have been quite impressive with the ball but need to concentrate on their batting as they depend on a few players, if Gibbs, Katich gets going, then Auckland might feel the heat.

Given the current form, Auckland Aces look confident as they have been unbeaten since the start of the tournament, having registered two wins in the qualifying stage of Champions League T20 and defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets.

Squads

Titans: Farhaan Behardien, Henry Davids, Marchant de Lange, AB de Villiers, Paul Harris, Heino Kuhn, Eden Links, Ethy Mbhalati, Mangaliso Mosehle, Rowan Richards, Jacques Rudolph, Alfonso Thomas, Roelof van der Merwe, Martin van Jaarsveld (captain), David Wiese

Auckland Aces: Andre Adams, Michael Bates, Brad Cachopa, Colin de Grandhomme, Martin Guptill, Ronnie Hira, Gareth Hopkins (captain), Anaru Kitchen, Mitchell McClenaghan, Azhar Mahmood, Bruce Martin, Chris Martin, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Lou Vincent

Match starts at 5 PM

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Story first published:  Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 15:46 [IST]

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