It will be a great sign of respect that they picked their strong side – Mahatlane


Just two weeks after the team’s return from the Continent T20 Cup in Nairobi, Kenya, the Cricket Cranes have been flagged off to Namibia where they will play in the Castle Lite Series.

The Series are scheduled to be played between 5th and 13th July. Beyond this getting into the team, Roger Mukasa and Cosmos Kyewuta are out of the team for the annual series but will be boasted by the return of another bowler Juma Miyaji

The 20-year-old who missed the Cricket Cranes’ trip to Nairobi due a back injury has been fit and will make the squad that’s set to travel to Namibia.

The Cranes coach Lawrence Mahatlane will know that he needs all his best players in shape as they get ready for the World Cup Qualifiers that are set to happen in November. At the flag off he came out said;

“We are going to play Namibia and know they are ranked thirteenth(13th) and Uganda 24th, eleven places apart and from a play point of view, we are excited and ready for the challenge”

“The first time we went to Namibia, they really showed us how big the game was and closed it really well last year. This time round it will be a great sign of respect that they picked their side to full strength against us”

“We have got six(6) players that have never experienced Namibia before hopeful in our quest for the big tournament which is the World Cup we shall have gained enough experience.”

The Castle Lite Series will be played in both the T20 and 50 Over formats, with the T-20’s taking place between 5th and 9th. The 50-Over matches will then follow on 11th and 13th.

Uganda lost the series 2-1 in T20 last year.

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