By Charles Mutebi
ICC Intercontinental Shield
Uganda arrives in Bermuda
Aug. 16: Practice
Shield 4-day match
Aug. 22-23: ODI matches
Aug. 24: Twenty20 match
Aug. 25: Departure
NATIONAL cricket coach Ebrahim Mohammed says spinners will go a long way in deciding whether his team overcome Bermuda in the Intercontinental Shield four-day match that starts August 17.
Uganda departs for Bermuda Thursday for a ten-day trip that will see them take on the hosts in four matches, including two One Day contests and a Twenty20 game.
However, it is the four-day game that has dominated Mohammedâ€™s pre-tour preparations and the South African tactician has accordingly identified the spinners as central to Ugandaâ€™s hopes of victory in the contest.
â€œSpinners are going to be a key factor in Bermuda,â€ said Mohammed. â€œIn a four-day game, spinners play a key role.â€
Ugandaâ€™s spinning department includes team captain Akbar Baig, his vice Davis Arinaitwe, Frank Nsubuga and Raymond Otim.