Eagles eye Warriors

Meshack Khotha

Meshack Khotha

The Standard Bank Pro20 series kicks off today with the reigning champions, Diamond Eagles, taking on the Warriors in Bloemfontein at 6pm.

Playing at home, Eagles are expected to start their series defence on a high note by collecting maximum points against the unpredictable Eastern Cape outfit.

The rest of the matches are scheduled for Friday and Saturday at various venues.

After their trip to Bloemfontein, the Warriors will come up against the Dolphins at Buffalo Park in East London on Friday.

On the same day, the Highveld Lions play host to the Cape Cobras at Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg at 6pm.

Two games will be played on Saturday.

The Cobras will take on the Warriors at Newlands while the Titans host the Eagles at Centurion in Pretoria.

l Meanwhile, the Gauteng Titans are the 2007 SuperSport series champions following their nine-wicket victory over KwaZulu-Natal's Dolphins in Benoni at the weekend.

The Titans were presented with a whopping R500 000 prize and a trophy for finishing top of the four-day rankings.

It was an exciting match that left the spectators on tenterhooks for most of the energy-sapping encounter.