Uganda's Cricket Cranes are gearing up for an intensive
14-day training camp in Sri Lanka, a crucial step in their preparation for the
upcoming World Cup tournament later this year.
Under the leadership of Captain Brian Masaba, the team will immerse themselves in seven T20 matches against select sides in Sri Lanka from February 10th to February 23rd, 2024.
The inclusion of Juma Miyagi, who makes a triumphant return after recovering from a back injury sustained last April, adds depth to the 15-man squad. Joining him are Alpesh Ramjani and Bilal Hassun, securing their spots in the final travelling squad.
Notable performances in India have earned Fred Achellema, Ronald Lutaaya, and Innocent Mwebaze their places in the team, reflecting the selectors' confidence in their abilities.
Cricket Cranes Interim Head Coach Jackson Ogwang outlined the tour's objectives, emphasizing the importance of gaining valuable game time against tougher opposition and fine-tuning skills development. With Sri Lanka offering similar playing conditions to India, the tour provides a crucial opportunity for the batsmen to face more fast and swing bowlers, preparing them for the challenges ahead.
The squad, boasting a mix of seasoned players and promising talents, will be based in the picturesque city of Galle, utilizing the state-of-the-art facilities at the Galle International Stadium for practice sessions and T20 matches.
Cricket Cranes Travelling Squad: Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi, Robinson Obuya, Fred Achellam, Dinesh Nakrani, Frank Nsubuga, Brian Masaba (Captain), Alpesh Ramjani, Kenneth Waiswa, Ronald Lutaaya, Kakuru Cyrus, Henry Ssenyondo, Bilal Hassun, Juma Miyagi, Innocent Mwebaze