|Association||Uganda Cricket Association|
|International Cricket Council|
|ICC status||Associate Member (1998)|
|First T20I||v. Botswana at Lugogo Stadium, Kampala; 20 May 2019|
|Last T20I||v. Kenya at Entebbe Cricket Oval, Entebbe; 17 September 2021|
|As of 21 September 2021|
The Uganda national cricket team, nicknamed the Cricket Cranes, is the men's team that represents the Republic of Uganda in international cricket. The team is organised by the Uganda Cricket Association, which has been an associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) since 1998.
Uganda first fielded an international team as early as 1914, against the East Africa Protectorate, but only began competing regularly from the early 1950s,playing frequent series against regional rivals Kenya and Tanzania (then Tanganyika). From 1966, Uganda contributed players to a combined East African team, which was reconstituted as East and Central Africa in 1989.
The country's first ICC tournament played in its own right was the 2001 ICC Trophy in Canada. Uganda played in the next three editions of the tournament, renamed the ICC World Cup Qualifier, but did not come close to qualifying for the Cricket World Cup. In the World Cricket League (WCL), Uganda reached ICC World Cricket League Division Two on three occasions, but was relegated to Division Three each time. The team has twice participated in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, in 2012 and 2013, but finished in the bottom four teams on both occasions.
Uganda combined with their regional rivals Kenya and Tanzania to form the East Africa team. The first known match for this team was against a South African "Non-Europeans" team captained by Basil D'Oliveira in September 1958 in Nairobi, with the visitors winning by seven wickets.East Africa became an associate member of the ICC in 1966
East Africa toured England in 1972and the Marylebone Cricket Club played a first-class match against East Africa in January 1974, winning by 237 runs. The following year, East Africa played in the 1975 Cricket World Cup in England. After various warm-up games, including a 3 wicket win against Glamorgan, they played New Zealand, India and England in the World Cup itself, losing all three matches. The World Cup was followed by a first-class match against Sri Lanka at the County Ground, Taunton, which the Sri Lankans won by 115 runs. East Africa played in the ICC Trophies of 1979, 1982 and 1986, without qualifying for the World Cup from any of them.
Uganda continued playing their regular matches against Kenya and Tanzania, despite Kenya leaving the East Africa combination inand the triangular tournament became a quadrangular tournament in 1966 when Zambia joined in. From then until the tournament's end in 1980, Uganda won the tournament just once.
The East Africa team left the ICC in 1989and was replaced by the East and Central Africa team the same year. This new team was a combination of Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, and they took part in the ICC Trophy for the first time in 1990, also taking part in 1994, 1997 and 2001.
Uganda left the East and Central Africa combination and became an associate member of the ICC in their own right in 1998. Their first international tournament was the 2001 ICC Trophy. After winning all five of their first round games, they lost a play-off match against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the right to enter the second stage of the tournament.The following year, they finished third in their group in the Africa Cup.
In 2004, Uganda played their first first-class matches in the ICC Intercontinental Cup against Kenya and Namibia, winning against Namibia.In August that year, they finished second to Namibia in the Africa Cricket Association Championships in Zambia. This qualified them for the following years ICC Trophy, in which they finished in twelfth and last place after losing to Papua New Guinea in their final play-off match. Earlier in the year, they again played against Namibia and Kenya in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup, losing both games.
In January 2007, Uganda faced Bermudaand Canada as those two teams prepared for Division One of the World Cricket League in Nairobi. This also served as preparation for Uganda's visit to Darwin, Australia, for Division Three of the same tournament. Uganda won their Group B games against the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and Tanzania before beating Papua New Guinea in the semi-final and Argentina in the tournament final. Winning Division Three earned Uganda a spot in the ICC's High Performance Program, and promotion to Division Two.
Uganda took part in a four-team Twenty20 tournament before the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup, playing games against Pakistan, Kenya, and Bangladesh in Nairobi. As expected, they lost against Pakistan and Bangladesh before upsetting African rivals Kenya with a two-wicket win.
Their next matches were two one-day games against Bermuda, also in Nairobi, in October 2007. They surprised their more experienced rivals, going down by just seven runs after Nandikishore Patel scored a half-century,before winning the second match by 43 runs with Joel Olwenyi scoring a half-century of his own.
In November 2007, Uganda travelled to Windhoek, Namibia to participate in the WCL Division Two tournament. Uganda lost their group matches against; Denmark, Namibia, Oman, and the UAE but did defeat Argentina in their group match and also their positional playoff to finish fifth.Uganda's bottom two finish saw them relegated to Division Three.
In January 2009, Uganda won four of their five group matches and edged Papua New Guinea on run rate, to finish second in the ICC Division 3 competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina and earn the final place at the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier.
In April 2009, Uganda travelled to South Africa for the 2009 ICC World Cup Qualifier. Despite a first up win against Namibia, Uganda lost their remaining four Group A matches and failed to make the Super Eight stage, thus ending their chance to qualify for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.Uganda finished 10th overall after beating Denmark but losing to Bermuda in positional playoff matches, and thus was relegated to 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three.
In August 2018, Uganda replaced Ghana in the 2018 Africa T20 Cup, after Ghana had declined Cricket South Africa's invite to compete in the tournament.Uganda played in the 2019 T20 World Cup Qualifier Africa but got to the fourth position of the table.
In April 2018, the ICC decided to grant full Twenty20 International (T20I) status to all its members. Therefore, all Twenty20 cricket matches played between Uganda and other ICC members since 1 January 2019 have been full T20I matches.
20 May 2019
142/7 (20 overs)
90 (18 overs)
After April 2019, Uganda will play in the 2019–21 ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League.
The Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) is responsible for all matches played in Uganda and by the Uganda cricket team. It was admitted to the International Cricket Council in 1998 as an associate member. Its current headquarters are in Kampala, Uganda.
|Stadium||City||Test matches||ODI matches||T20I matches|
|Kyambogo Cricket Oval||Kampala||0||0||5|
International Match Summary — Uganda
Last updated 17 September 2021
|Twenty20 Internationals||17||8||8||0||1||20 May 2019|
T20I record versus other nations
Records complete to T20I #1278. Last updated 17 September 2021.
|Opponent||M||W||L||T||NR||First match||First win|
|vs Associate Members|
|Botswana||1||1||0||0||0||20 May 2019||20 May 2019|
|Ghana||1||1||0||0||0||23 May 2019||23 May 2019|
|Kenya||5||2||2||0||1||22 May 2019||15 September 2021|
|Namibia||4||0||4||0||0||21 May 2019|
|Nigeria||3||3||0||0||0||11 September 2021||11 September 2021|
|Qatar||3||1||2||0||0||12 February 2020||15 February 2020|
This is a list of all the players with the forms of cricket in which they recently played.
|Name||Age||Batting style||Bowling style||Forms||C/G|
|Brian Masaba||27||Right-handed||Right-arm fast medium||T20, List A||49|
|Roger Mukasa||30||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20, List A||37|
|Shahzad Kamal||33||Left-handed||Left-arm bowler||T20, List A||3|
|Hamu Kayondo||29||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||T20, List A||42|
|Steven Wabwose||19||Left-handed||Left-arm leg break||T20, List A|
|Arnold Otwani||24||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||List A||16|
|Zephania Arinatiwe||17||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||T20, List A|
|Arthur Kyobe||30||Left-handed||–||T20, List A|
|Frank Nsubuga||38||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||T20, List A||14|
|Richard Agamire||20||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20, List A|
|Llyod Paternott||27||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20, List A|
|Simon Sesazi||23||Right-handed||Right-arm slow||T20, List A|
|Frank Akankwasa||16||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||T20, List A|
|Kenneth Waiswa||20||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20, List A|
|Rogers Olipa||17||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20, List A|
|Robinson Obuya||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||T20, List A|
|Fred Achelam||18||Right-handed||Right-handed medium||T20, List A|
|Bilal Hassan||30||Right-handed||Right-arm fast||T20, List A||99|
|Charles Waiswa||31||Left-handed||Left-arm medium||T20, List A||1|
|Emmanuel Isaneez||32||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||T20, List A|
|Irfan Afridi||34||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||T20, List A||10|
|Henry Ssenyondo||26||Right-handed||Left-arm slow orthodox||T20, List A|
|Lawrence Mahatlane||Head Coach|
|Jackson Ogwang||Assistant Coach|
|William Kamanyi||Uganda||1998||April 2001||—|
|Andrew Meya||Uganda||April 2001||December 2003||2001 ICC Trophy|
|Tom Tikolo||Kenya||December 2003||August 2004||—|
|Henry Okecho||Uganda||September 2004||March 2007||2005 ICC Trophy|
|Sam Walusimbi||Uganda||April 2007||November 2007||2007 WCL Div. 3|
|Francis Otieno||Kenya||November 2007||July 2008||2007 WCL Div. 2|
|Barney Mohamed||South Africa||July 2008||October 2010||2009 World Cup Qualifier|
|Shukri Conrad||South Africa||October 2010||January 2011||—|
|Martin Suji||Kenya||February 2011||May 2013|| 2011 WCL Div. 2 |
2012 WT20 Qualifier
2013 WCL Div. 3
|Henry Okecho (acting)||Uganda||May 2013||July 2013||—|
|Johan Rudolph||South Africa||July 2013||February 2014|| 2013 WT20 Qualifier |
2014 World Cup Qualifier
|Davis Turinawe||Uganda||April 2014||August 2014||—|
|Steve Tikolo||Kenya||May 2016|| 2014 WCL Div. 3 |
2015 WCL Div. 2
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