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AFG vs UGA: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream 11 Prediction for Match 5 of T20 World Cup 2024

Match 5 of the T20 World Cup 2024 will see Uganda lock horns against Afghanistan at Providence Stadium, Guyana.

Uganda is playing in its first T20 World Cup tournament, and Afghanistan will try to register a win after failing to do so in the 2022 edition.

Team Previews


In the last two T20 World Cup tournaments, Afghanistan has won just two matches against Scotland and Namibia. But in the ODI World Cup last year, the Afghans performed above their reputation and were on the verge of qualifying until Glenn Maxwell played the knock of his lifetime.

Afghanistan is surely the favourites in the game against Uganda. Their opener, Gurbaz, is coming after playing a match-winning role for KKR in the finals, and their spin bowling department is second to none. They also have a good all-rounder in Azmatullah Omarzai.


Winning 41 games in the last 49 T20Is, Uganda is the in-form team with a win percentage of 83.67%. They defeated Rwanda in their final regional match and were the best African team alongside Namibia in the tournament. They are currently the least talked about side in their group but might surprise everyone by winning one game or two.

This team has some talent in the form of Riazat Ali Shah and Frank Nsubuga, who is currently 43 years old and the oldest player playing in the tournament. Also, Alpesh Rajmani came into the limelight after taking the most T20I wickets last year (55) and being nominated for the T20I Cricketer of the Year award.

Probable Playing XI

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

Uganda: Simon Ssesazi, Roger Mukasa, Robinson Obuya, Dinesh Nakrani, Alpesh Ramjani, Kenneth Waiswa, Fred Achelam (wk), Cosmas Kyewuta, Henry Ssenyondo, Brian Masaba (c), Bilal Hassan

Pitch Report

The match would be played at Providence Stadium, Guyana

  • Total T20I Played- 14
  • Matches Won Batting First- 3
  • Matches Won Batting Second- 8
  • Average First Innings Score- 128

Providence Stadium provides one of the lowest-scoring pitches across the globe. The role of anchors becomes Vital at this ground as it supports fast bowlers, and spinners come into play as the game proceeds. The captain winning the toss should opt to field first.

Match 3 (West Indies vs Papua New Guinea) was played on this ground, and PNG scored a total of 137 runs. Despite having a strong batting attack, it wasn’t easy for West Indies to chase the target. They won on the last delivery of the 19th over, losing 5 wickets, and just one half-century was scored, that too by a PNG batsman (Sese Bau).

Players To Watch Out For

Rashid Khan

The spin wizard is seriously the best T20 player in this tournament. He is the best spinner, can score quick runs at the end, and is also one of the best fielders out there. Rashid will be the most important player for his team in the first match and the upcoming games of the tournament.

Riazat Ali Shah

Uganda defeated Zimbabwe in World Cup qualifiers, and Riazat Ali Shah was the star of the match. He performed with both bat and ball and was the player of the match in that game. Shah will look to continue his form and perform in a much bigger tournament starting from the match against Afghanistan.

AFG vs UGA Dream11 Team for Match 5 of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (vc)

Batters: Ibrahim Zardan, Roger Mukasa, Gulbadin Naib

All-Rounders: Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Dinesh Nakrani, Riazat Ali Shah

Bowlers: Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result and Final Playing XI at this moment.

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Prabal Sharma
Prabal Sharma
Following this beautiful game of cricket for more than a decade now.

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