Uganda Squad for Historic First T20 Cricket World Cup

Brian Masaba will lead Uganda in their debut appearance at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, with a 15-player roster already confirmed.

After surprising Zimbabwe and the African field in qualification, the Cricket Cranes will compete in Group C against co-hosts West Indies, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Afghanistan.

Riazat Ali Shah will deputise for Masaba, and the skipper will be joined by other Ugandans with over a decade of international cricket experience, including 43-year-old Frank Nsubuga, who will be one of the tournament’s oldest players.

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Riazat Ali Shah and Dinesh Nakrani are two notable batsmen, while the team also has U19 World Cup experience with teenager Juma Miyaji, who competed in the 2022 tournament in the West Indies.

While this is Uganda’s first senior men’s World Cup appearance, the country has previously represented itself in a global tournament through the now-defunct East Africa side that competed in the 1975 Cricket World Cup. Samuel Walusimbi was the only Ugandan player in the squad, appearing in three games.

Uganda’s T20 World Cup campaign begins on June 3 against Afghanistan in Guyana.

Uganda Squad for Historic First T20 Cricket World Cup

Squad: Brian Masaba (c), Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa, Cosmas Kyewuta, Dinesh Nakrani, Fred Achelam, Kenneth Waiswa, Alpesh Ramjani, Frank Nsubuga, Henry Ssenyondo, Bilal Hassun, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah (vc), Juma Miyaji, Ronak Patel.

Travelling Reserves: Innocent Mwebaze, Ronald Lutaaya

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