Video: Cricket Cranes: Roger Mukasa Wants To Repay Faith


Right handed batsman Roger Mukasa is elated to be back in the Cricket Cranes fold and has expressed readiness to hit the ground running.

Mukasa is one of the two changes made by Cricket Cranes coach Lawrence Mahatlane ahead of the T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

Mukasa takes the place of an injured Deus Muhumuza while Bilal Hassun is in for Emmanuel Hasahya from the team that played the Challenge League B in Kampala.

“It feels good to be back, it had taken long, and it’s always an honour to represent my country,” Mukasa said.

“I have not played a couple of games in the past but had two trials games last week and I think I did enough there to convince the Coach.

“I have been doing individual drills, done a couple of physicals and I am now in game shape.”

Mukasa last featured for Uganda in a T20I game on April 5 2021 against Namibia at Windhoek.

In Zimbabwe, Uganda will be hoping to pick one of the two available tickets for the T20 World Cup later this year in Australia.

Mukasa added: “My personal target is to stay longer on the Wicket, I am going to do my best to repay the faith of my fans and the team.”

The Qualifiers in Zimbabwe have Uganda in Group B alongside Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea and Netherlands.

Did you know – Roger Mukasa, a former National team captain, played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.




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