Uganda Cricket

The Uganda Cricket Team has set its sights on the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, with an impressive lineup ready to take on the challenge in Group C, alongside formidable opponents like West Indies, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Afghanistan.

Squad Announcement:

Leading the charge for the Cricket Cranes is the seasoned campaigner, Brian Masaba, who has been entrusted with the captaincy. Masaba’s experience and leadership qualities will be crucial in guiding the team through the tournament. Assisting him in the role of vice-captain is Riazat Ali Shah, adding depth and strategy to the team’s leadership core.

Key Players:

The squad boasts a mix of seasoned veterans and promising talents, including the likes of Frank Nsubuga, one of the oldest players in the tournament, bringing a wealth of experience to the side. Additionally, spin-bowling all-rounder Alpesh Ramjani has been making waves, garnering recognition as a nominee for the 2023 ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year.

Squad Composition:

Here’s a glimpse of the 15-member squad set to represent Uganda in the T20 World Cup:

  • Brian Masaba (C)
  • Riazat Ali Shah (vc)
  • Fred Achelam
  • Dinesh Nakrani
  • Alpesh Ramjani
  • Robinson Obuya
  • Kenneth Waiswa
  • Bilal Hassan
  • Cosmas Kyewuta
  • Simon Ssesazi
  • Ronak Patel
  • Roger Galwanao Mukasa
  • Frank Nsubuga
  • Henry Ssenyondo
  • Juma Miyagi

Captain Profile: Brian Masaba

Brian Masaba, a seasoned Uganda Cricketer, brings a wealth of experience to the table. Having represented Uganda in various international tournaments, Masaba’s leadership qualities were recognized early in his career when he was appointed vice-captain for the ICC World Cricket League Division Four tournament in 2018. Since then, Masaba has continued to impress, earning the captaincy for the T20 World Cup 2024.

Head Coach Appointment: Abhay Sharma

Guiding the team from the sidelines is none other than Abhay Sharma, a former first-class cricketer with extensive coaching experience. Sharma’s tenure as a fielding coach for India A and India Under-19s, coupled with his coaching stints across various domestic teams, underscores his expertise in the game. His appointment as head coach signifies Uganda Cricket Team’s commitment to harnessing top-tier coaching talent for success in the T20 World Cup.

With a blend of talent, experience, and strategic leadership, the Uganda Cricket Team is poised to make a significant impact in the T20 World Cup 2024 under the guidance of Brian Masaba and Abhay Sharma.

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