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Uganda pride at stake in Colombo

By Vision Reporter

Added 16th February 2006 03:00 AM

RAYMOND Otim, the U-19 vice captain, will strengthen the bowling department in a new strategy by the Asiatic Sports sponsored side to record their maiden victory as they take on Scotland in the semi-final Plate play off today.

RAYMOND Otim, the U-19 vice captain, will strengthen the bowling department in a new strategy by the Asiatic Sports sponsored side to record their maiden victory as they take on Scotland in the semi-final Plate play off today.

Today
Uganda v Scotland
Super league semifinal

Pakistan v Australia
Thursday
India 292/4 England 58 all out
India won by 234 runs


RAYMOND Otim, the U-19 vice captain, will strengthen the bowling department in a new strategy by the Asiatic Sports sponsored side to record their maiden victory as they take on Scotland in the semi-final Plate play off today.

It will be pride at stake for both sides that have not won any game in the 16-nation championship that ends on Sunday with favourites India taking on the winner between Pakistan and Australia in the final.

Otim, who picked three wickets for nine runs with his effective leg spin against Nepal, will be Uganda’s cushion as he links up with Davis Arinaitwe and Roger Mukasa who will replace ailing Emmanuel Nakana in the spinning department.

“The wickets favour spin more than pace bowling as we have come to see and a team with more effective spinners takes the honours, that is why we have picked on Raymond to bowl,” team coach Sam Walusimbi said.

The gamble taken to have captain Hamza Saleh open the batting and Patrick Ochan bat at top order while Mukasa and Emmanuel Issaneez strike in the middle against Nepal will again be used despite a poor run between the wickets that made some of them leave the crease early.

Scotland that finished last in Group C that also had India, Sri Lanka and Namibia will also be out for their maiden victory.

Meanwhile, India showed why they are favourites as they humiliated England by 234 runs.

Uganda pride at stake in Colombo

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