Uganda announces Squad for ICC T20 WC 2024

Uganda Announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

On May 6th, 2024, Uganda announces squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024, and Brian Masaba is named as Uganda’s captain.  Brian Masaba will captain Uganda for the first time at a stage like T20 World Cup.

The vice-captain of Uganda is Riazat Ali Shah, and this team is full of experience with at least a decade of experience. Frank Nsubuga, 43 years old, is also a part of this team and the oldest player in the tournament. He devoted his life to cricket and at the age of 17, he was part of the team in the ICC Champion trophy 1997. He was also a part of the 1999 Cricket World Cup.

Nsubuga is not a single Uganda player, Alpesh Ramjani is also with him in this squad. Alpesh, the spin bowling all-rounder, has continued his form in recent years. In 2023, he was the nominee for the ICC Men’s T20I cricketer of the year award. He also claimed the most T20I wickets in the last year with an economy of under 5 an over. Henry Ssenyondo, a left-arm orthodox spinner, also took 49 wickets in the year 2023.

Dinesh Nakrani & Riazat Ali Shah, two aggressive batters, are also part of this team. Juma Miyaji also played in the U19 World Cup in 2022 at the West Indies. Juma has the experience to play in the West Indies condition and surely will help the Ugandan team.

It is the 1st time Uganda will take part in any senior men’s mega event by the ICC. It was the East Africa team through which Uganda was part of the 1975 Cricket World Cup. The only player from Uganda country, Samuel Walusimbi, was part of the three matches.

Uganda Squad for T20 World Cup 2024

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

Travelling Reserves: Ronald Lutaaya & Innocent Mwebaze.

Uganda announces Squad for ICC T20 WC 2024
Uganda announces Squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024

Uganda’s Fixtures in T20 World Cup 2024

Uganda is placed in Group C of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 along with Co-Hosts West Indies, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. Uganda’s fixtures from the Group Stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 are as follows:

June 03, 2024Uganda v AfghanistanProvidence Stadium, Guyana
June 05, 2024Uganda v PNGProvidence Stadium, Guyana
June 08, 2024Uganda v West IndiesProvidence Stadium, Guyana
June 14, 2024Uganda v New ZealandTarouba, Trinidad & Tobago

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will kick off from June 01, 2024, to June 29, 2024, in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA). Uganda will look forward to making a statement in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 as they are known as an experienced side in this format of cricket.

Boards have the option to change their initially announced squad by 25 May 2024 without any permission from the (International Cricket Council) ICC. After May 25, 2024, boards shall require permission from ICC’s Technical Committee to make changes in their initial squad in case of injury/ emergency or any unforeseen situation.

FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions

When Uganda announces squad for ICC T20 World Cup 2024?

On 6th May, Uganda announces its squad for T20 WC 2024.

Who will be the captain of team Uganda in the T20 WC?

Brian Masaba will lead the team Uganda for the 1st time in this T20 WC.

How many reserve players are there in the T20 Squad?

There are two reserve players in this squad, named as Ronald Lutaaya & Innocent Mwebaze.

In which group Uganda team is placed?

The Uganda team is placed in Group C with New Zealand & West Indies.

Against whom Uganda team will play the 1st match in T20 WC 2024?

On 3rd June, Uganda will begin its World Cup journey against Afghanistan.

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