In a fiercely contested category for the player of the month of November, the spotlight shone brightly on three exceptional cricketing talents: Brian Masaba, Dinesh Nakrani, and Alpesh Ramjani.
Amidst the contenders, the charismatic Ndejjian Brian Masaba, also the skipper of the Cricket Cranes, emerged victorious, sealing his triumph with a prestigious accolade.
The trio’s remarkable contributions significantly aided Uganda’s historic qualification to the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, setting the stage for this captivating award ceremony.
Masaba’s stellar leadership on the field, coupled with a stroke of luck in winning crucial tosses, earned him this recognition.
Masaba’s standout performance at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers accentuated his bowling brilliance, boasting a best Bowling Economy in the tournament of 4.00 across 4 innings and an Average of 18.00.
Steering the Cricket Cranes, Masaba’s exceptional leadership skills underscored his cricketing journey.
Beyond his captaincy prowess, Brian’s cricketing saga is enshrined in remarkable statistics.
With 17 wickets in 54 T20 International matches at an impressive average of 17.11, his precision bowling exudes mastery with an economy rate of 5.45 and a striking rate of 18.8. Not just a bowler, but a formidable batsman, Masaba’s bat thrives with 418 runs from 33 innings at an average of 18.17.
The narrative of his cricketing journey transcends boundaries, resonating with 43 boundaries, 7 towering sixes, and a steadfast fielding prowess reflected in 27 catches on the field.
Masaba’s contributions extended beyond international cricket as he steered his domestic team Aziz Daman Development Cricket Club to clinch the UCA Men’s 50 Over League Division One for the first time.
His mid-order batting exploits amassed 76 runs from three innings, solidifying his impact in the cricketing arena.
This illustrious collection of achievements in November crowned Brian Masaba as the well-deserving recipient of the prestigious Fortebet Real Star Monthly Award.
His story epitomizes proficiency, consistency, and an unwavering dedication to the sport he passionately champions.
The other November winners.
Muzamir Ssemuddu– Boxing Category
Ceaser Chandiga– Pool Category
Peace Lekuru– Rugby Category
Nelson Ssenkatuka– Football Category
Titus Lual Odeke – Basketball Category