West indies (173/5) defeat Uganda (39) comfortably by 134 runs in the Group C game of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024

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We are at the Guyana National Stadium for match number 18 of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, where the West Indies take on Uganda in a Group C showdown. This group, aptly dubbed the 'Group of Death,' features powerhouse teams Afghanistan and New Zealand, making every game a pivotal battle for a spot in the Super 8 stage. The West Indies kicked off their campaign with a nerve-wracking win over Papua New Guinea, successfully chasing down 137 despite a rocky start. Roston Chase's composed innings was instrumental in securing the victory, while Nicholas Pooran faced a challenging time at the crease. Johnson Charles and Rovman Powell also struggled to make an impact and will be keen to find their rhythm before facing the formidable forces of Afghanistan and New Zealand. With the ball, the Windies let their grip loosen towards the end of the innings, highlighting a need to tighten their death bowling. Alzarri Joseph, the sole out-and-out pacer, is expected to lead the attack again, supported by frontline spinners Akeal Hosein and Gudakesh Motie. Romario Shepherd and Andre Russell's contributions with the ball bolstered a generally dominant bowling performance for the hosts.

West Indies squad:

Rovman Powell (c), Alzarri Joseph, Johnson Charles, Roston Chase, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Akeal Hossain, Shamar Joseph, Brandon King, Gudakesh Motie, Nicholas Pooran, Andre Russell, Sherfane Rutherford, Romario Shepherd

Uganda Squad;

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


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West Indies have won the toss and will bat first

(Playing XI): Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi(w), Robinson Obuya, Riazat Ali Shah, Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani, Juma Miyagi, Kenneth Waiswa, Brian Masaba(c), Cosmas Kyewuta, Frank Nsubuga

West Indies (Playing XI): Brandon King, Johnson Charles, Nicholas Pooran(w), Roston Chase, Rovman Powell(c), Sherfane Rutherford, Andre Russell, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Gudakesh Motie
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If Uganda wins today brown masaba will be on par with babar azam for the most wins as a captain
Very impressive yorkers from Uganda. With enough infrastructure lot of teams will beat some of the regular ICC members.
Think about it An Uganda bowler is keeping Russell and Romario sheperd in 19th over with pin point yorkers conceding just 7 runs.
Mammoth victory for west indies and it was always on cards for Uganda.

Akeal hosein has been a weapon for WI in the power play. Key player. Teams that play against West Indies should make sure they don't give away wickets to him.
West Indies cruise to a massive win over Uganda in Guyana

West Indies cruised to their sixth successive win in T20Is with a 134-run win against Uganda.

West Indies were all over the Uganda batters with the ball early in the second innings. Akeal Hosein led the charge in the first Powerplay with three wickets in his three overs, even as Romario Shepherd and Andre Russell were among wickets as well.

Akeal added fourth and fifth wickets in his remarkable spell during the seventh over, getting his first-ever T20I five-for in the process. Alzarri Joseph and Gudakesh Motie added their names to the wicket-pickers name in the coming overs, as Uganda batters found it tough in trying circumstances.

Uganda were bowled out for merely 39 in 12 overs.

West Indies skipper Rovman Powell decided to bat first after winning the toss. He believed it was a good batting wicket, and that his side could set up a strong total.

The first Powerplay saw Brandon King and Johnson Charles open their arms, scoring at a quick pace before King was cleaned up by the left-arm spin of Alpesh Ramjani. However, this brought on Nicholas Pooran who smacked two sixes early in his innings to let make clear his intentions.

Frank Nsubuga and Brian Masaba bowled with control and discipline, the latter also accounting for Pooran, but the West Indies batters made the most of the odd bad ball and dispatched a number of boundaries in the middle overs.

Uganda had a big break when they dismissed big-hitting Powell in the 16th over.

Big hits from all-rounder Andre Russell helped West Indies add 45 runs in the final four overs.

When you think of everything Uganda doesn't have, its mighty impressive that they were able to beat Zimbabwe to get here and then beat PNG too.

I don't think there's any doubt that they are the weakest and most inexperienced side in the tournament. And yet they were still able to take a win.

This is a mauling for the ages but just the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the top t20 players in the world will do them a world of good.
Heard this Masaba guy at the toss

The guy is a proper cricket brain
Well he managed to beat Zimbabwe. Considering how weak Uganda is, it's the equivalent of Bangladesh beating Australia.

Babar would never be able to do that with Uganda resources.

If masaba was born in West Indies and went through their system he'd probs turn west Indies into a very strong side, atleast a mid card level team.
Big boost to WI's NRR.

Felt sorry for Uganda. How did Zimbabwe lose to them in the Qualifiers ?