De Villiers back to boost Titans

20 March 2017 10:41:10 EST

AB de Villiers will return to action for the Multiply Titans on Tuesday as they look to secure a play-off berth.

South Africa one-day captain De Villiers - who is managing a long-term elbow injury - is joined by fellow international Chris Morris for the match against title rivals the Warriors in Benoni.

The two teams are second and third respectively going into the penultimate round-robin match of the 50-over competition.

The victors will go top ahead of the final-round games on Thursday. Securing first place at the end of the ten-match group phase guarantees a home final. The Titans are 1/2 to win the match while the Warriors can be backed at 13/8 to come out on top.

"We have got some fresh faces in AB and Chris Morris, two not too bad players to be able to add to your squad," Titans coach Mark Boucher said.

"Even though we don't want to look too far ahead, if we can win tomorrow we can still effectively get a home final.

"So it's a very big game for us and the boys are treating it accordingly. It will be a third game back-to-back and hopefully we can finish well."

However, the Warriors have secured wins over Cape Cobras and the VKB Knights recently and sit just behind leaders the Hollywoodbets Dolphins.

"Everyone knows the Warriors and the fight they play with," added Boucher. "So we know exactly what to expect. We are well aware that rocking up and playing at 70 percent will not cut it. We have to be at our best."

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