West Indies Twenty20 skipper Darren Sammy will take charge of The Unlimited Titans for the remainder of South Africa’s Ram Slam Twenty20 domestic cricket competition, as the franchise looks to bounce back from three defeats in a row.
The 30-year-old Saint Lucian who led the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title in 2012 and has captained in 36 T20 internationals, has replaced Henry Davids ahead of Friday’s encounter with the Chevrolet Knights at Chevrolet Park.
“I wanted Henry to focus solely on winning games for The Unlimited Titans with the bat,” coach Rob Walter explained. “Having Darren as a World Cup-winning captain is a bonus and I am sure the team will be able to benefit from his leadership and vast experience.”
Sammy will be at the helm of the Titans on Friday in the must-win Ram Slam T20 Challenge match against the Chevrolet Knights at Chevrolet Park in Bloemfontein.
Leadership changes aside, the Titans have been focusing on improving their bowling in the first six overs. The Titans have bowled first in every one of their games thus far, and their opposition has averaged 71 for one at the end of the powerplay, leaving Walter’s side on the back foot.
The Titans lost their first three games of the current Ram Slam T20 Challenge competition and are fifth on the log.