Cricket Cranes opening bowlers, Juma Miyagi and Cosmos Kyewuta’s hopes of making the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers have officially ended following UCA’s release of the 15-man squad for the event.
The two pacers have been battling injuries for close to six months now, but there was hope they, especially Miyagi, would make the final team.
Miyagi who suffered a shoulder injury during Uganda’s Bilateral Castle Lite Series in Namibia in July has been featuring for his Aziz Damani team in the National Men’s 50 Over League, but he’s not been deemed fit to represent the national team.
David Wabwire who made his national team debut in August at the East Africa T20 Cup in Rwanda has retained his place as well as Jonathan Ssebanja whose call up for the Cricket Cranes for the East Africa Cup was his first in two years.
Fan favourite and all rounder Riazat Ali Shah returns to the team after missing the Namibian tour due to passport issues, and the East Africa Cup due to injury.
Both Pascal Murungi and Ronald Lutaya who had become regulars in the team miss out so does Siraje Nsubuga.
Before traveling to Namibia for the tournament that bowls off on 22nd November, the Cricket Cranes will head first to Zimbabwe for the trial games against Zimbabwean club Takashinga as part of their preparations. The team is set to leave on Friday 10th.
The Cricket Cranes will be up against six other teams in Namibia including Zimbabwe, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and the hosts for the place in next year’s World Cup that will be co-hosted by West Indies and the United States.
Only two spots in this Qualifier are up for grabs. Uganda will get their campaign started against Tanzania on 22nd.
The squad in full
1, Simon ssesazi
3, Ronak Patel
4, Dinesh Nakrani
5, Riazat Ali
6, Alpesh Ramjani
7, Franco Nsubuga
8, Henry Ssenyondo
9, Kenneth Waiswa
11, Bilal Hassun
12, Cyrus Kakuru
13, Ssebanja Jonathan
14, Robinson obuya
15, David Wabwire.