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Cricket Cranes’ World Cup Prep Hit by Early Losses, But Green Shoots Emerge

by Rose Agwang
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The Cricket Cranes preparations for their maiden World Cup isn’t going as planned if the results from their build-up games are anything to go by.

Following their return from India where they won just two of the nine games played, the Cricket Cranes wasted no time in embarking on another tour.

Sri Lanka was the destination, and they got there six days ago. Like in India, Jackson Ogwang‘s team began their tour with a loss.

The opening game on Monday ended with the Cranes losing by 5 wickets to Sri Lanka Development. Dinesh Nakrani was the visitors’ best player with his 29 runs and three wickets, but Uganda managed only 87 runs in the game as they got bowled out.

However, the following day (Tuesday) offered a glimmer of hope. Led by Kenneth Waiswa‘s half-century and 3 wickets, Uganda posted a more competitive 165/5.

While ultimately falling short by 4 runs, this performance displayed better batting intent, with contributions from Simon Ssesazi (37) and Nakrani (41) further boosting morale.

While the overall results remain unsatisfying, Head Coach Jackson Ogwang can find solace in Tuesday’s improved performance. This fighting spirit could be the catalyst for securing that elusive victory.

With a well-deserved rest on Wednesday and practice scheduled for Thursday, the Cranes have time to refine their strategies before returning to action on Friday at the Galle International Stadium.

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