Afghanistan vs Uganda Prediction – T20 World Cup 2024

AFG vs UGA Match Prediction & Betting Tips, T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan will take on Uganda in the 5th game of the T20 World Cup 2024. The game will be played at the Providence Stadium, Guyana and will start at 6:00 AM IST on June 4.

On paper, this looks a cakewalk for Afghanistan but you can’t be really sure of what is going to transpire when the two teams step on the park for their T20 World Cup opener. Yesterday, PNG gave West Indies a mighty scare which was followed by Oman almost defending a score of 109 against Namibia. It is clear that no game in this World Cup should be one-sided, even if it against a weaker team.

Afghanistan have one of the best teams at disposal, with quality batters, brilliant pacers and match winning spinners and if they play to their potential, they could well go on to win the World Cup. Uganda should be inspired by the performance of PNG against West Indies and they would believe if they play their A game, they could pull off an upset.

Afghanistan vs Uganda Match Live Streaming

TV channels: You can watch this match live on Star Sports, PTV, Ten Sports, Willow TV, ESPN Caribbean, Sky Cricket, Sky Sport NZ and SuperSport.

Live Streaming: The fixture will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar, Myco, Tamasha, ESPN Play Caribbean, SkyGO, NOW TV, Prime Video and SuperSport.

AFG vs UGA Match Toss Prediction

Captains will be keen to chase. There could be some rain around and chasing teams will have an advantage if DL method comes into play.

AFG vs UGA Pitch Report

This is a difficult wicket to bat. Even the West Indies’ big hitters struggled to hit big against PNG bowlers. The spinners especially will hold the aces. Any score of around 150-160 could be a winning total.

Guyana Weather Report

There is some rain predicted on the day but it should not be threatening enough to washout the game. A couple of short showers could interrupt play and we might see a slightly curtailed game if they last long. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Afghanistan vs Uganda, T20 World Cup 2024

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

Given the conditions, Afghanistan would go in with the spin heavy attack. Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Noor Ahmed – all three should be in the playing XI. Naveen ul Haq should be the lone specialist pacer, with Azmatullah Omrazai and Gulbadin Naib as other fast bowling options.

AFG Key Players

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz- Gurbaz has been one of the biggest match winners for Afghanistan in T20Is. He is highly consistent for the national team and on his day can single handed win a game for his team. He did not get many opportunities in the IPL but a couple of playoff matches should have got him back in the rhythm.
  • Gulbadin Naib- When it comes to ball striking, Naib is probably the best hitter in the Afghanistan team.  He could be handy for the team and his cameo of 30-40 runs at a strike rate of 200 could change the game. He scored 69 in 30 in warm up game against Scotland. Also, his bowling will be handy on this surface.
  • Rashid Khan- The wickets are helpful for spinners and Rashid Khan would want to make full use of the conditions. Playing Rashid Khan on low, turning and damp wickets will be a nightmare for the batters. 
  • Noor Ahmed- Uganda batters have not played a lot of cricket against top teams and reading Noor’s left arm spin will be a challenge for them. Noor could pick multiple wickets in the game.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan last played a T20I series against Ireland where they won 2-1.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan (c), Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Uganda Team News & Playing 11

UGA Team News

Uganda gave most of their players a shot in the warm-up game but they should not make much changes to their playing XI which played in Men’s African games.

UGA Key Players

  • Simon Ssesazi- Ssesazi could be expected to do well. He is the team’s leading run scorer in T20I cricket, with over 2000 runs. He is also the only Uganda batter to score a hundred in the format. 
  • Riazat Ali Shah-  Ali Shah is also a good batter and scored plenty of runs for the side. He has 1212 runs at a healthy average of 35 at a strike rate of 130.
  • Dinesh Nakrani- He adds a lot of balance to the side given his all-round skills. Dinesh has scored over 800 runs for the side in addition to his 67 wickets. He will be one of the big game players for Uganda.
  • Henry Ssenyondo- With 94 wickets, he is the leading wicket-taker for Uganda in T20I cricket and will be eyeing an impressive show in the T20 World Cup.

UGA Team Form

Uganda last featured in Men’s African games where they lost to Namibia in the semifinal.

Uganda Predicted Playing 11

Ronak Patel, Robinson Obuya, Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa, Riazat Ali Shah, Brian Masaba (c), Fred Achelam, Dinesh Nakrani, Cosmas Kyewuta, Henry Ssenyondo, Bilal Hassan

Afghanistan vs Uganda Head to Head

The teams have never played before in this format of the game.

Afghanistan vs Uganda Betting Odds

Afghanistan are clear favourites. They are a far better side and if they play well, they should register an easy win.

Who will win Afghanistan vs Uganda Match?

There is no match-up between teams in terms of quality. Afghanistan have all bases covered with quality batters and bowlers and should be able to pick an easy win over Uganda if they play to their potential.

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