Titans set for Steyn boost

14 November 2017 11:11:55 EST

South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn is scheduled to return to action for the Multiply Titans against the VKB Knights on Wednesday.

Steyn, 34, boosts the defending champions in their second match of the 2017-18 RAM SLAM tournament.

Both teams head to the match in Kimberey having won their opening fixtures by eight wickets - the Knights versus the Warriors and the Titans crushing derby rivals the Highveld Lions to earn a bonus point.

"It was good to start with a win, but I still thought we were a little bit rusty," said Titans coacg Mark Boucher.

"I don't think we bowled particularly well and I don't think we fielded particularly well.

"Obviously we have a strong batting line-up and I think it made the game look a lot easier than it actually was. So there's a lot of areas I feel we can improve on going into Wednesday."

Nine of the 11 players that turned out for the Titans on Sunday have international experience and fast bowler Steyn's presence will increase the quality level further.

"I think the Proteas playing is going to raise the standard of cricket because it's going to give a lot of the domestic players an opportunity they rarely have, which is to test themselves and sort of judge themselves as to how good they really are when they are up against a Protea bowler or batter," Boucher added.

Knights coach Nicky Boje said: "The Titans are a quality side. They have plenty of big names, but it's not about that at the end of the day. It's how you play in the match that counts."

The Titans are 1/3 to win and 12/5 to lose to the Knights.

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