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T20 World Cup 2024: Uganda opt to bowl first against Afghanistan

Afghan captain Rashid Khan said at the toss that his side wants to play an exciting brand of cricket

By Web Desk
June 04, 2024
The captains of the Afghanistan and Uganda. — ICC
The captains of the Afghanistan and Uganda. — ICC

Uganda won the toss and elected to field first against Afghanistan in the fifth match of the T20 World Cup 2024 at Providence Stadium, Guyana on Tuesday.

Afghanistan's captain, Rashid Khan, said at the toss that his teammates wanted to deliver an exciting brand of cricket.

"In T20s, you need to play a good brand of cricket. Afghanistan was there 10-12 years ago at the same stage, it's something special for them [Uganda] and for us as well. Afghanistan are famous for the quality spinners and we are well prepared for the conditions," he said.

Meanwhile, Brian Masaba, Uganda's captain, said: "We will bowl first. Looks like a pitch where we are not sure what's a good score and we would like to chase. The idea is to grow cricket in the world and teams like Uganda, Papua New Guinea need to be playing more cricket."

We are very excited to be here. We needed to get information about the conditions and the previous game here helped us do that," he said expressing his delight to be participating in the World Cup. 

Lineups

Uganda: Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa(w), Ronak Patel, Riazat Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani, Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani, Brian Masaba(c), Bilal Hassan, Cosmas Kyewuta, Henry Ssenyondo

Afghanistan : Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan(c), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi