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TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT ICC TWENTY20 AFRICA B REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

Uganda Cricket National League Admin
07/16/2018

TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT ICC TWENTY20 AFRICA B REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

TEAM OF THE TOURNAMENT ICC TWENTY20 AFRICA B REGIONAL QUALIFIERS

By Alvin Bagaya

The ICC Twenty20 Africa Regiona ‘B’ qualifier held at the Gahanga International Cricket Stadium ended on Saturday 14th July 2018.
Dominated by the batsmen and some thrilling run chases, UgCricket picks the team of the tournament;
 
  1. Dhiren Gondaria (Kenya)
 
Vs Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
UGANDA 37 20 185 5 2
TANZANIA 58 39 148.72 7 2
RWANDA 13 12 108.33 1 1
TANZANIA 12 6 200 1 1
RWANDA 56 31 180.65 4 5
UGANDA 90 46 195.65 5 7
 
For a calm individual Gondaria is a very violent batsman. The classy right hander famous for lofting bowlers over long off for maximums opens the batting for the team. Six Matches and 266 runs later at 44.3 and a strike rate of 172, he opens the batting for the side.

2. Alex  Obanda (Kenya)
Vs Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
UGANDA 1 5 20 0 0
TANZANIA 108 61 177.05 8 8
RWANDA 30 17 176.47 2 3
TANZANIA 18 8 225 1 2
RWANDA 63 22 286.36 6 6
UGANDA 35 17 205.88 6 1
 
Alex Obanda, long time opener and destroyer of bowling figures opens the batting with his partner. One of the centurions of the tournament with 108(61). A dream opening pair for the team to attack the powerplay.

3. Ronak Patel (Uganda)
Vs Runs Balls SR 4s
KENYA 40 39 102.56 5
RWANDA 6 10 60 1
TANZANIA 33 41 80.49 4
RWANDA 65 47 138.3 11
TANZANIA 66* 45 146.67 7
KENYA 19 16 118.75 2
 
The game controller for Uganda who helped guide the run chase in the final game plays anchorman for the side. As consistent as you would hope the one down would be in supporting his team mates.

4. Dinesh Nakrani (Uganda)

he top batsman of series slots in at his favourite Number 4 spot to take over from the aggressive top order. Striking the ball at 189% he finished the tournament with an unassailable average of 80.
Vs Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
KENYA 102* 50 204 4 12
RWANDA 23 14 164.29 3 1
TANZANIA 32 11 290.91 3 3
RWANDA 74 44 168.18 7 4
TANZANIA 1 8 12.5 0 0
KENYA 88* 42 209.52 8 6
 

5. Rakep Patel (Kenya)-WICKET KEEPER
Vs Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
UGANDA 14 14 100 2 0
TANZANIA 33* 14 235.71 5 1
RWANDA 11 10 110 2 0
TANZANIA 72 27 266.67 5 8
RWANDA 51 23 221.74 5 3
UGANDA 31 20 155 3 2
 
In maintaining the buildup of a strong middle order and solid batting line up, Rakep Patel takes the gloves and is at the frontline of the middle order.

6. Muhammad Zafar Khan (Tanzania)

The 32 year old Zafar Khan picks up at the number 6 spot for his consistency in run getting for Tanzania averaging 46 and getting runs against every opponent, at the crucial times, including a winning knock of an unbeaten 48*(39) against Uganda in Tanzania’s big win.
 
Vs Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
RWANDA 60 40 150 10 0
KENYA 33 25 132 4 2
UGANDA 48* 39 123.08 1 4
KENYA 12 15 80 2 0
UGANDA 33 31 106.45 2 2
 
7. Collins Obuya (Kenya)

The veteran player showed he still has it in him to deliver the wins, he was always a sure match winner. Consistently got runs against every opponent.
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Vs Runs Balls SR 4s 6s
UGANDA 67 45 148.89 5 4
RWANDA 44* 35 125.71 1 2
TANZANIA DNB DNB 0 0 0
RWANDA 63 25 252 4 5
UGANDA 29 12 241.67 0 4
 

8. Riazat Ali Shah (Uganda)

The all-rounder shone with both bat and ball enough to win man of series. Six Matches and Six innings with a high score of 96, he averaged a staggering 123.5 for the tournament with a strike rate of 226.
7 wickets for his 13 overs ensures that the middle order has an extra bowler for the team.

9. Shem Ngoche (Kenya)
Vs Overs Runs Wickets Econ SR
RWANDA 4 23 4 5.75 6
UGANDA 3 45 0 15 0
TANZANIA 4 23 3 5.75 8
RWANDA 4 13 2 3.25 12
TANZANIA 4 35 2 8.75 12
UGANDA 3 13 1 4.33 18
 
The Kenya Captain completed his campaign with 12 wickets and BB of 4/23. Always a dangerous and wily operator with ball in hand and wicket taking option for his side, showing all of the experience, handy with the bat as well.

10. Muhammad Irfan (Uganda)
VS Overs Runs Wickets Econ SR
TANZANIA 4 9 3 2.25 8
KENYA 4 33 1 8.25 24
TANZANIA 4 22 1 5.5 24
RWANDA 4 12 5 3 4.5
RWANDA 4 22 3 5.5 8
KENYA 4 31 0 7.75 0
 
The perfect partner for Shem Ngoche; the spin twins led the bowling statistics in wickets taken. Irfan was the only bowler above 10 overs (Bowled 24) with an economy less than 6 for the tournament and picked the highest number of wickets (13) and the best strike rate in an innings (4.5) achieved against Rwanda (5/12 in 4 overs).

11. Riziki Kiseto (Tanzania)
Vs Overs Runs Wickets SR
UGANDA 4 24 0 6
RWANDA 2 17 1 8.5
UGANDA 4 20 0 5
KENYA 3 25 2 8.33
KENYA 4 41 0 10.25
RWANDA 2 14 0 7
 
The Tanzanian spinner completes the triple threat of the spin department of the squad, with an economy of 7.42, Riziki didn’t pick as many wickets but his bowling was as miselry as could get in his 19 overs for the week on a bowler’s graveyard of a wicket. He completes the spin trident that will limit the free scoring batsmen form nay opponent
 
 
 

12. Yvan  Mitari (Rwanda)
Vs Overs Runs Wkts Econ SR
KENYA 4 53 2 13.25 12
TANZANIA 3 30 1 10 18
UGANDA 4 45 2 11.25 12
KENYA 3 31 2 10.33 9
UGANDA 4 42 1 10.5 24
TANZANIA 4 28 1 7 24
 
The Medium pacer finished third highest wicket take of the tournament and makes up the change bowler department for the middle overs. The third of only three bowlers after Ngoche and Irfan to bowl 20+ over for his side he picked 9 wickets for the tournament, abit costly but he did the job his captain needed him to do, pick wickets; collecting 7 against power hitting Uganda and Kenya in 15 overs.

13. Elijah Otieno (Kenya)
Vs Overs Runs Wickets Econ SR
RWANDA 4 14 2 3.5 12
TANZANIA 4 14 1 3.5 24
RWANDA 1 0 0 0 0
UGANDA 4 33 1 8.25 24
 
Veteran seamer Elijah Otieno completes the playing Eleven to work in tandem with Riazat Ali in taking the new ball for the side.

14. Eric Niyomugabo (Rwanda)
Vs Overs Runs Wickets SR
KENYA 3 40 0 13.33
TANZANIA 4 47 1 11.75
UGANDA 3 19 0 6.33
KENYA 4 16 1 4
UGANDA 4 39 2 9.75
TANZANIA 3 39 0 13
 
The Rwandan bowler completes the listoif 14 having bowled his 21 overs at 9.52 on the receiving end of all the highest scoring teams of the tournament.
 
 

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