Brian Masaba, Zephaniah Arinaitwe, Kenneth Waiswa

The Ugandan trio of Brian Masaba, all-rounder Kenneth Waiswa, and batsman Zephaniah Arinaitwe will get another chance to showcase their skills in their second game for Ruaraka in the NPCA League.

They were part of the 99-run loss last weekend against Swamipaba and lack of match fitness was evident in their individual performances. Kenneth Waiswa broke a sweat with his nine overs with a reward of two wickets giving away 30 runs while his partners each had a start with the bat but neither converted.

With no cricket back home due to a lockdown, the action in Nairobi offers the trio a chance to stay match-fit ahead of a very busy international season. The trio has had the luxury of living close to Ruaraka Sports Club which has given them a chance to work on their physical fitness as well as have some time in the nets with former Kenyan internationals Jimmy Kamande and Thomas Odoyo.

We have spent a lot of time in the nets this week making sure the feet are moving right. Kanbis will come at us with lots of spins, so we have been talking plans with the lads. Risk-free strike rotation, especially in the middle will be key. We must look to bat deep and be there at the back-end of the innings

Brian Masaba, Cricket Cranes Captain

Their opponents Kanbis are sitting on top of the log and will therefore not be in a generous mood. A solid contest between both sides and an opportunity for the trio to put their skills to the challenge.

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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