New Zealand (41/1) win comfortably against Uganda (40) by 9 wickets in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024

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Uganda faces a final opportunity to showcase their skills at the top level in the T20 World Cup 2024. Despite setbacks against Afghanistan and West Indies, they've also celebrated a historic win over Papua New Guinea. With their lowest T20I score of 39 against West Indies, Uganda seeks redemption. New Zealand, eliminated from the tournament, aims to restore pride and silence critics who say their golden era is ending. Tim Southee and Trent Boult's form has dipped, and the top order lacks firepower. A strong performance against Uganda could revitalize their confidence.

Squads:

Uganda
Squad: Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi(w), Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani, Kenneth Waiswa, Riazat Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani, Brian Masaba(c), Juma Miyagi, Cosmas Kyewuta, Frank Nsubuga, Henry Ssenyondo, Fred Achelam, Ronak Patel, Bilal Hassan

New Zealand Squad: Devon Conway(w), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Matt Henry, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman

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NZ v Uganda. I'd suggest this should become a dancing contest to ensure both have an equal chance.
 
New Zealand have won the toss and have opted to field


Uganda
(Playing XI): Ronak Patel, Simon Ssesazi, Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani, Kenneth Waiswa, Brian Masaba(c), Fred Achelam(w), Juma Miyagi, Cosmas Kyewuta

New Zealand (Playing XI): Devon Conway(w), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson(c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson
 
NZ v Uganda. I'd suggest this should become a dancing contest to ensure both have an equal chance.
NZ will win this. But this current lot will now vanish for good that's for sure
 
That was an easy win for the Kiwis. More of a consolation win than anything else. Poor show from Uganda

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Biggest win margins in Men’s T20 WC (by balls remaining)

101 - England vs Oman, North Sound, 2024
90 - Sri Lanka vs Netherlands, Chattogram, 2014
88 - New Zealand vs Uganda, Tarouba, 2024
86 - Australia vs Namibia, North Sound, 2024
82 - Australia vs Bangladesh, Dubai, 2021
 
Clinical New Zealand cruise to victory over Uganda in Trinidad

A brilliant display of bowling has helped New Zealand cruise to a nine-wicket victory over Uganda in their ICC Men's T20 World Cup match in Trinidad on Friday.

Left-armer Trent Boult (2/7) set the tone with two wickets during the opening over and his teammates joined in on the act as Uganda were all out for just 40 in the penultimate over after they were sent into bat first by Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson.

And the Kiwis wasted no time in cruising to their first triumph at the tournament, as Devon Conway (22*) helped them ease past the victory target in the sixth over of the chase.

Tim Southee (3/4), Rachin Ravindra (2/9) and Mitchell Santner (2/8) all collected multiple wickets for the Black Caps, while Kenneth Waiswa (11) was the only Uganda player to reach double figures with the bat.

The victory sees New Zealand move up to third place on the standings in Group C, although they remain out of contention of earning a place in the Super Eights with Afghanistan and the West Indies having already qualified.

It also ends Uganda's tournament, with the African nation having registered one win from four matches when they defeated Papua New Guinea earlier in the month.

ICC
 
How the hell did Zimbabwe lose to Uganda in the qualifiers ?!

Feel for Uganda, this has been a cruel exposure but hopefully they can learn from this experience.
 
This is why taking rankings into account is better than relying on qualifiers. PNG, Uganda and Oman have been slaughtered in a few matches .

Would've been better if we had UAE and Zimbabwe ahead of at least 2 of these teams.

This level of mismatch exists even in T20's.
 
These are some sorry looking scorecards.

I really feel 16 is the sweet spot even for a T20 world cup. 20 is just way too many teams and the quality dilution is inevitable.
 
This is why taking rankings into account is better than relying on qualifiers. PNG, Uganda and Oman have been slaughtered in a few matches .

Would've been better if we had UAE and Zimbabwe ahead of at least 2 of these teams.

This level of mismatch exists even in T20's.
Uganda pulled an upset against Zimbabwe so they deserve to be here on merit.

Rankings take away merit based selections. If Zimbabwe had an issue, they could have answered with their performance
 
Uganda pulled an upset against Zimbabwe so they deserve to be here on merit.

Rankings take away merit based selections. If Zimbabwe had an issue, they could have answered with their performance
That was a one off. Rankings are better long term indicators.
 
@Rana

Beautiful batting by your favorite Finn Allen, the guy who should teach Babar how to bat in this format.
 
That was a one off. Rankings are better long term indicators.
You could say the same for Nedtherlands vs West Indies in the qualifiers.

If Zimbabwe had an issue, they should have beaten Uganda, plain and simple.

Qualifiers are based of merit. Rankings would devalue that.
 
@Rana

Beautiful batting by your favorite Finn Allen, the guy who should teach Babar how to bat in this format.
He can hit the ball harder batting left handed with a blindfold on

Imagine the audacity of babar fans comparing him to Finn Allen :ROFLMAO:
 
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He can hit the ball harder batting left handed with a blindfold on

Imagine the audacity of Zimbabar fans comparing him to Finn Allen :ROFLMAO:
Bro these fans don't understand the concept of value. It's not about stats, it's about value provided.

Fakhar's value was that when he performs he gets daddy match winning scores. But he's inconsistent so the focus should be on making sure he becomes consistent, instead he gets shoved to no 4, Booted from test, and in odi gets dropped multiple times for imam, Shan or Abdullah.

Finn Allen's value is that in the past he's proven to score daddy 100's in t20 or daddy 50's. Hence NZ will be focusing on improving him after this t20 and reassessing failures. He's out of practise hence Nz will start scheduling more tours from here on out.

What value does babar provide as a t20 opener? Does he utilise the PP? Does he chase 180+ targets in tournament situations? Does he get daddy 100's against good bowling and help us progress in tournaments? Is he a super over specialist or a quality finisher?

Nope, his value is that if a team scores 110-140 in a very very batting friendly era with people like butler and Warner opening, He and rizwan can chase it down by the 19th. Good luck getting those scores, NY pitch is being dismantled now so it ain't happening again if England or Australia are playing.
 
Trent Boult (New Zealand player) post-match Press Conference - 14th June 2024

[Reporter:]

What was the message going into today's game amongst the players?

[Trent Boult:]

Yeah, go out there and make the most of the opportunity. Yeah, obviously a disappointing position to be in, but any time you get to represent the country is always a very proud moment and I thought the boys put on a great performance this afternoon.

[Reporter:]

You came into this game knowing that unfortunately you're no longer in contention but did that affect the game plan in any way as you approached today's game?

[Trent Boult:]

I don't think so no. Yeah definitely not the start we wanted in the tournament. Yeah, a hard one to take but yeah, we had a job to do this afternoon and I thought the boys did that very nicely.

[Reporter:]

It's not quite over yet, you have one more game to play, what is the thinking going into that game, is there anything you're still looking to get out of this tournament?

[Trent Boult:]

Once again just an opportunity to represent the country in the way we know how to do, always a lot of pride wearing the fern on our chest and yeah T20 cricket, international cricket has to be played with a lot of pride so looking forward to another good occasion.

[Reporter:]

And you mentioned representing the country and you've been part of a sort of partnership over the years with Tim Southey and you guys were at it again tonight sharing five wickets amongst yourselves. Talk to us about that partnership that you've had with him over the years and what it means to be playing alongside him.

[Trent Boult:]

Yeah, I look at it with very fond memories. We bowled a lot of overs together. I know the partnership very well, and obviously a very good friend on and off the ground. So yeah, nice to wind back the clock a little bit and see a bit of swing bowling at the top. So yeah, like I said, some great memories, and hopefully a couple more still to come.

[Reporter:]

Hi Trent, the pitches in this tournament have been a lot better for the bowlers than previous tournaments. Would you welcome that greater equalisation between bat and ball that you see from the pitches in this tournament for future ones?

[Trent Boult:]

Yeah, I think it's been a challenge there's no doubt about it. There's been some very low scores. I've played cricket all around the world recently and you yeah, you come up with a lot of different conditions. It's always a challenge in adapting to conditions, but I think the balance has been far too much on the bowler's side, but they just haven't been very good wickets. Yeah, I don't know what that comes down to. I haven't been to the Caribbean in a wee while, but yeah, it was my debut down in Guyana but I was a very slow wicket down there and then the wicket here has been what I'd call just up and down so yeah, it's been a good challenge for bat and ball but it's interesting to see in a world tournament.

[Reporter:]

But you've enjoyed bowling on the better pitch conditions?

[Trent Boult:]

I think you want a good balance between bat and ball, obviously. I want to see the ball swinging. I look for more overheads than wickets itself. But yeah, it's been a unique tournament, obviously across two countries, several games on each day and I spoke briefly in my interview the other day about the tournament being two weeks into the tournament, several teams had already qualified and we'd only played one game. So, it's a little bit unique, but I love coming to this part of the world. It's a great place to tour. And yeah, just gutted we're not going any further, to be honest.

[Reporter:]

Your country has enjoyed a huge amount of success over the last half a decade or so. Does this not qualifying for the next round feel like the end of an era or is this just a blip that you will get back to where you were before, after this one?

[Trent Boult:]

It's a hard one to forecast. Like I said there's a lot of pride in the dressing room and playing for the country. We've had some great records across the however many years and it's something that we don't look at too much. We come here to do a job and perform the way we know how to perform and play the game in the way that we want to play it. Unfortunately, we've been off the ball over the last couple of weeks and that's what it takes to not qualify. So, it's unfortunate but I think there's still some tremendous talent inside that dressing room and coming through the ranks in New Zealand cricket. So, we're a proud nation and I think it will continue to go that way.

[Reporter:]

In the IPL the wickets were belters. Here it's a different scenario. How good do you think this is for cricket?

In the IPL there were belters because you were getting 200 plus scores in this tournament, I think it's only just Australia that went past 200. What do you make of this situation for cricket? How good do you think this is for cricket? Low scores is what we've been seeing lately

[Trent Boult:]

It's hard to compare to the IPL, obviously it's a different beast, there's different rules, different wickets and grounds that have you know well-established grounds etc. So, it's a hard one to compare. Yeah, I think anyone that thinks T20 cricket is going that route of touching 300 runs every game, it just shows you the beauty of playing cricket around the world. It's so different. Every country, every nation brings its own quirks and that's the challenge that I love as a bowler, adapting to those conditions, trying to work out the best players and bringing my game towards them. So yeah, hopefully something that I still look to continue to do.

[Reporter:]

You all came in as the number one seed in this group. How disappointing is it not to make the super 8s and is this your last World Cup?

[Trent Boult:]

Didn't realize we were number one seed. I think T20 cricket anything can happen Obviously coming to the unknown against a Ugandan side Papua New Guinea I obviously haven't seen too much of them, but there's been some great upsets in this tournament I see Nepal unfortunately missed out by one run It shows you the closeness of this format and the quality that's in this in this World Cup So like I said, we're devastated to not qualify. We've been outplayed earlier in the tournament and yeah, we haven't qualified for good reason so it's unfortunate but that's how T20 cricket goes - speaking on behalf of myself this will be my last T20 World Cup so yeah that's all I have to say.
 
Good exposure for Uganda despite the big loss. They have never faced major teams like this before.
 
What purpose did NZ v UGA , Eng vs Oma served needs to be questioned
 
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