The Cricket Cranes team for the 1st edition of the East African T20 Series has been named with some new faces.
Brian Masaba will captain the side for the tournament that features hosts Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya.
The 1st edition of the East African T20 Series will be an annual event to feature teams from the region as they all use the event to prepare their teams for international engagements.
The side of 14 features two debutants Ronald Lutaaya and Cyrus Kakuru who both were part of the U-19 World Cup Squad early this year.
Pascal Murungi and Joseph Baguma who were part of the Africa Cup winning squad keep their places in the team.
Riazat Ali Shah (Finger), Fred Achellam (Muscle), and Deus Muhumuza (Knee) will miss out on the tournament.
Roger Mukasa who has been in prolific form in the internal games makes a return to the side since the Global T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
“With more changes, the growth of depth is foremost in our minds. A few injuries have allowed opportunities for some young players who have put up their hands in the last couple of months and it will be exciting to see them compete against some seasoned professionals,” Head Coach Laurence Mahatlane.
The tournament will run from Dec 11th-24th in Kigali Rwanda, all the will be played at the iconic Gahanga Stadium and will have a live stream.
The Team: 1. Brian Masaba, 2. Kenneth Waiswa, 3. Simon Ssesazi, 4. Roger Mukasa, 5. Juma Miyagi, 6. Cosmas Kyewuta, 7. Joseph Baguma, 8. Pascal Murungi, 9. Ronald Lutaaya, 10. Cyrus Kakuru, 11, Henry Ssenyondo, 12. Frank Nsubuga, 13, Bilal Hassun, 14, Alpesh Ramjani.