Uganda announce squad for T20 World Cup2024

Masaba will be supported by Pakistan-born Riazat Ali Shah as deputy skipper

Uganda announce squad for T20 World Cup2024 PHOTO: ICC

Uganda Cricket has officially announced its squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 set to take place in the USA and West Indies next month.

After impressively qualifying ahead of Zimbabwe and other African teams, the cricket cranes are gearing up for Group C matches, facing co-hosts West Indies, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Afghanistan. 

Masaba will be supported by Pakistan-born Riazat Ali Shah as deputy skipper, joining a group of Ugandan players with extensive international experience, including 43-year-old Frank Nsubuga, one of the tournament's elder statesmen.

Nsubuga, a revered figure in emerging cricket circles, has dedicated his life to the sport. He debuted for Uganda in ICC events at just 17 during the 1997 ICC Trophy, a stepping stone towards the 1999 Cricket World Cup. 

Fast forward to today, Nsubuga remains in the spotlight, showcasing his skills with a remarkable catch on the boundary during a Cricket World Cup Challenge League match against Kenya in 2022.

Uganda cricket has seen other standout performers, such as spin-bowling all-rounder Alpesh Ramjani, who was nominated for the 2023 ICC Men’s T20I Cricketer of the Year. 

Ramjani, known for his economical bowling, claimed the most T20I wickets in men’s cricket last year with 55 wickets at an economy rate of under five runs per over. 

Another key player is left-arm orthodox spinner Henry Ssenyondo, who had a successful 2023 season, taking 49 wickets during that period.

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

Travelling Reserves: Innocent Mwebaze, Ronald Lutaaya