‘Historic moment for us’: Uganda’s captain Brian Masaba lauds PNG win during T20 World Cup game against West Indies | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: West Indies captain Rovman Powell opted to bat first after winning the toss against Uganda in the Group C encounter at the Providence Stadium. Both teams entered this match with victories in their previous games, aiming to continue their successful streak in the tournament.
The West Indies team experienced a challenging game against Papua New Guinea in their opening match, while Uganda, after a loss to Afghanistan, secured their first win of the T20 World Cup by defeating PNG, marking a significant achievement.

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The tournament has already witnessed several unexpected outcomes, and Uganda aim to contribute to this trend by seeking another upset.
Upon deciding to bat first, Captain Powell remarked on the pitch’s typical characteristics in Guyana, describing it as low and slow, and expressed the team’s intention to post a competitive score for defence.
“We are going to bat first. Looks like a typical Guyana wicket – low and slow. Hopefully, we can put some runs on the board and defend it. It’s still a wicket where you got to play good

cricket shots. 110-120 is not defendable. Once we improve in all three departments, we should be good. Last few days we did some training and resting. Same team,” Powell said.

On the other side, Uganda’s captain, Brian Masaba, acknowledged his similar preference for batting first due to the challenges of chasing on this pitch.
Despite the situation, he stressed the importance of his team delivering a strong bowling performance. Masaba reflected on Uganda’s historic victory against PNG as a significant moment but emphasized the need to maintain focus and return to the task at hand.
“Probably would have batted first as well. It’s a bit difficult to chase. It’s what we have got. We have to bowl well. Historic moment for us (win against PNG). It’s back to business for us. Just try to get the boys to focus again. We’ll try to come out here and give our best, make sure we get our processes right and try put West Indies under pressure,” the Uganda skipper commented.
(Inputs from ANI)


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