Brian Masaba bowling Credit: Cricket Uganda
[/media-credit] Brian Masaba bowling Credit: Cricket Uganda

After their comprehensive 189-run win over Bermuda the Cricket Cranes have another final against Vanuatu.

The opening day loss to Malaysia meant that every game the Cricket Cranes play there after is a final. They haven’t been helped by neither the weather or other teams as Denmark and hosts each have a pair for wins compared to the single one by the Cricket Cranes.

Vanuatu just like the Cricket Cranes have won a single game and cannot be taken lightly. The South Pacific nation has made some great strides in the World Cricket League and they are a side on the rise.

However, in a battle of who needs the win more the Cricket Cranes have got to show their A game if they are to have a chance in promotion to Division 3.

Roger Mukasa led from the front with the bat in the win over Bermuda but it was Irfan Afridi’s Man of Match bowling performance in which he claimed 6 wickets that suffocated the Bermudans.

Ham Kayondo (55) got a welcome half century which should also give him some confidence going into Game 3.

They say winning teams are never changed meaning that the team will stick to the spin bowling strategy with the ever green Frank Nsubuga leading the attack together with Henry Ssenyondo, Irfan Afridi and Brian Masaba.

The young Kenneth Waiswa didn’t get a chance to show what he can do but he will keep out the older Charles Waiswa with his pace partner Bilal Hassan.

Only Stephen Wabwose hasn’t gotten a game so far on the trip but it’s worth a thought that he comes in for Simon Ssesazi at the top of the order who has failed to register double figures thus far.

A win will define the rest of the tournament for the Cricket Cranes and a loss will mean they are clutching on top remaining in Division 4.

Denis has represented Uganda in international cricket events including the World Cup. He is currently the captain of Wanderers Cricket Club.

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