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Titans v Perth Scorchers live Champions League T20 2012

Titans v Perth Scorchers live Champions League T20 2012 Photo: IBL

The Twenty20 festival continues for cricket fans as, less than a week after World T20, the clubs of the world unite to play in the Champions League.

The 10-team competition is set to enter its main round following the qualification matches earlier in the week. Perth Scorchers will take on Titans in the first match of the double header in Centurion on Saturday.

The inaugural Big Bash League in Australia was dominated by Perth Scorchers although they could not live up to their performances on the finals day.

As runners up, Scorchers earned a place in the main draw and will be one of the key teams to look out for.

Captained by Marcus North, the squad presents a rich balance of youth and experience in all departments of the game.

Brad Hogg will be keen on repeating the successes he had with Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League with those returns enabling his dramatic comeback to the national fold.

Further, Herschelle Gibbs will be in action in front of the home crowd but playing for an Australian side. Gibbs had a tremendous impact on the team’s fortunes as he scored freely up the order.

Their rivals, Titans, will know one thing for sure - the crowd will be on their side as they travel around South Africa.

Being the only team from the African nation, and with three domestic titles to their credit, Titans are aware what they need to do to have a shot at the glory.

They will in all likelihood be missing the services of AB de Villiers who will stay with the squad but is not being played due to overcome injury issues ahead of Australian tour.

Led by Martin van Jaarsveld, the squad still has riches in various departments with Farhan Behardein and Roelof van der Merwe looking to excel in batting and bowling areas respectively.

Centurion hosts the match that will start at 1.30pm local time.

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