Brian Masaba will lead the Cricket Cranes at the T20 World Cup in West Indies and he will be assisted by Riazat Ali Shah.

The 15-man squad announced by the Uganda Cricket Association has three changes from the players that earned Uganda qualification in Namibia last year.

The return to full fitness for Juma Miyagi and Cosmas Kyewuta meant that Jonathan Ssebanja and David Wabwire missed out while Cyrus Kakuru lost his place to Fred Achellam. The experienced Achellam earning his place back in the team after some impressive cameos in Ghana and Sri Lanka.

Frank Nsubuga has been used sparingly in the last tours for the Cricket Cranes a sign that the team is thinking about the future but he was expected to be picked for both sentimental reasons and respect. The man has lived for the badge for the last 28 years and he deserves to call time on his playing career on his terms. The World Cup could be his last swansong but what a way to go out after an illustrious career in the Cricket Cranes yellow.

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The core of the group for the last three years Simon Ssesazi, Riazat Ali Shah, Ronak Patel, Henry Ssenyondo and Dinesh Nakrani all make the final 15-man squad.

The return of the pace duo of Kyewuta and Miyagi bolsters the bowling attack and their pace will be something that can help the team set the tone up front. The bowling will be tested especially against the top sides to make sure the batting doesn’t have to take down very big totals.

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Uganda is in Group C alongside hosts West Indies, Afghanistan, New Zealand and PNG. The Cricket Cranes will face Afghanistan on June 3rd in their 1st game of the tournament in Guyana.

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