New Zealand vs Uganda Prediction

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

New Zealand go head to head with Uganda in Match 32 of the 2024 T20 World Cup on Friday evening in Tarouba, Trinidad. New Zealand have been beaten by Afghanistan and West Indies so far in Group C with Uganda beating Papua New Guinea but losing to Afghanistan and West Indies. Read on as we preview this clash. The game begins at the Brian Lara Stadium at 20:30 local time on Friday 14th June.

New Zealand vs Uganda betting tips

Glenn Phillips has top scored for New Zealand in both of their games so far in this tournament and the pro-active middle-order batter is our tip for their highest run scorer in this match. Trent Boult has taken five wickets from the first two fixtures and the left-arm opening bowler is a strong choice for New Zealand’s top wicket taker against Uganda.

Simon Ssesazi has scored over 2000 T20I runs and the keeper-batter is well worth backing as Uganda’s highest run scorer against New Zealand. Brian Masaba has taken five wickets across the 2024 T20 World Cup and the spinner is out pick for Uganda’s top wicket taker in this game.

Trent Boult is too good a bowler for some of the world’s best and we expect him to have an easy task against Uganda. He is our pick for New Zealand’s top wicket taker in this clash.

New Zealand 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.

NZ vs UGA Match Toss Prediction

No great change is expected in the conditions from the first innings to the second innings so we predict that both captains will want to bat first and try to post an imposing total.

NZ vs UGA Pitch Report

We saw 18 wickets at the Brian Lara Stadium in the last match here and we expect the bowlers to get plenty of assistance on this pitch again in this match. Whoever bats first will be looking to post a total of around 160+ in this match.

Trinidad Weather Report

According to the forecast, there will be a 20% chance of rain earlier in the day but it looks like being a dry evening in Tarouba during the match.

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

New Zealand Team News & Playing 11

NZ Team News

After their very poor performance against Afghanistan, we saw New Zealand make three changes to their XI ahead of their match with West Indies. We expect the three who came in, James Neesham, Tim Southee and Rachin Ravindra to all keep their places for this clash.

NZ Key Players

  • Glenn Phillips – The powerful right-handed batter hit three fours and two sixes in the last game and hit 14 more runs than any other player for New Zealand.
  • Finn Allen – The tall opener is the future of New Zealand cricket in white ball matches and even if the team is eliminated early from this tournament he will be in the side for years to come.
  • Trent Boult – The quick bowler came into this game after another strong 2024 Indian Premier League campaign. He will swing the ball late which could be very hard for the inexperienced Ugandan batters.
  • Tim Southee – the vastly experienced swing bowler came back into the team against West Indies and got the key wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell.

NZ Team Form

New Zealand are in a lot of trouble in Group C and have now lost three T20Is in a row.

New Zealand Predicted Playing 11

Devon Conway (wk), Finn Allen, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson (c), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Trent Boult, Lockie Ferguson

Uganda Team News & Playing 11

UGA Team News

Brian Musaba announced an unchanged side ahead of their big defeat against West Indies and although there will be a push to give some new players an opportunity, Uganda’s team management will be aware that players could be scarred mentally if they suffer another heavy loss. There are no injuries in the squad. 

UGA Key Players

  • Simon Ssesazi – The left-hander was in fine form a couple of months ago with scores of 66 against Kenya and 90 against Ghana. However, he must now produce against a top tier side. 
  • Robinson Obuya – The number three batter has a top score of 57 in T20Is and will be looking to end a run of two single figure scores when he comes to the wicket in this game.
  • Frank Nsubuga – The 43 year old right-arm off-spinner bowled economically in the last match and took an impressive 2/4 against PNG.
  • Brian Musaba – Although he ended up on the losing side against West Indies, the captain will be full of confidence after dismissing Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell.

UGA Team Form

Uganda have won two of their last five matches but their two most recent defeats have been very heavy!

Uganda Predicted Playing 11

Roger Mukasa, Simon Ssesazi (wk), Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani, Kenneth Waiswa, Riazat Ali Shah, Dinesh Nakrani, Brian Masaba (c), Juma Miyagi, Cosmas Kyewuta, Frank Nsubuga

New Zealand vs Uganda Head to Head

This is the first T20I game between New Zealand and Uganda.

New Zealand vs Uganda Betting Odds

It is no surprise to see the bookies installing New Zealand as the huge favourites ahead of this match. The Black Caps can be backed at 1.01 with Uganda way out at 14.00.

Who will win New Zealand vs Uganda Match?

Although Uganda have undoubtedly enjoyed their first ever T20 World Cup, they still have a huge distance to go before they can be competitive and give the top sides a run for their money. Even after their poor results, we have New Zealand as the top side.

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