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New Zealand vs Uganda, ICCWCT20, Today Match Prediction

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Brian Lara Cricket Academy, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

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NZ vs UGA Win Probability

NZ 99%
UGA 1%

Toss Winner - New Zealand won the toss and choose to bowl first

New Zealand beat Uganda by 9 wickets

New Zealand have been knocked out in the first round of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup.

  • Uganda’s batters have disappointed in this World Cup, with none of them having touched the 50-run mark in the tournament.
  • Finn Allen is our pick for the batter to watch out for in this game.
  • A score of around 170 will be par here.

Our prediction favors a clear and big win for New Zealand in this contest.

Tournament:  ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024
Format: t20
Venue: Brian Lara Cricket Academy, San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Toss Prediction: To Bat
Weather: 26.2°C|Partly Cloudy
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WI
AUS
SA
IND
AFG
BAN
ENG
SCOT
USA
NZ
PAK
SL
CAN
NED
NAM
UGA
NEP
IRE
PNG
OMA
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
4
4
0
0
0
8
3.26
4
4
0
0
0
8
2.79
4
4
0
0
0
8
0.47
4
3
0
0
1
7
1.14
4
3
1
0
0
6
1.83
4
3
1
0
0
6
0.62
4
2
1
0
1
5
3.61
4
2
1
0
1
5
1.25
4
2
1
0
1
5
0.13
4
2
2
0
0
4
0.41
4
2
2
0
0
4
0.29
4
1
2
0
1
3
0.86
4
1
2
0
1
3
-0.49
4
1
3
0
0
2
-1.36
4
1
3
0
0
2
-2.58
4
1
3
0
0
2
-4.51
4
0
3
0
1
1
-0.54
4
0
3
0
1
1
-1.29
4
0
4
0
0
0
-1.27
4
0
4
0
0
0
-3.06

New Zealand will face Uganda in the 32nd match of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup at the Brian Lara Stadium, Tarouba, Trinidad. Despite suffering a huge loss against the West Indies in their previous game, Uganda find themselves in the third position in Group C. New Zealand, meanwhile, have slipped to the bottom of the table after suffering their second straight defeat in the tournament. Afghanitsan's win against Papua New Guinea has ensured that they have progressed to the Super 8s rom their group, along with hosts West Indies. New Zealand are hence eliminated and will only be playing for pride now. 

New Zealand Preview

fter Afghanistan's win against Papua New Guinea, New Zealand have been eliminated from the 2024 T20 World Cup. The Kiwis have only themselves to blame, as they suffered two straight defeats in the first round. They had lost their first game  to Afghanistan by 84 runs and followed it with a tame 13-run surrender to the West Indies.

The loss to the West Indies will hurt them more because they once had the hosts reeling at 76-7 and allowed them to post 149-9. Then, in the chase, the Kiwis showed a surprising lack of intent and never really looked to be in the chase at all.

The batting lineup has really let them down. The likes of Devon Conway, Rachin Ravindra, Kane Williamson, and Daryl Mitchell have simply not clicked at all. All of them are high-quality performers, and we do expect at least Williamson and Mitchell to show up in the remaining games.

On the positive side, Glenn Phillips has shown the gumption to fight. His 40 off 33 balls in the match against the West Indies was the only bright spark in an otherwise tame chase. Finn Allen (26 off 23 balls) also showed signs of form, and against this bowling attack, the aggressive opener can really unleash his powerful strokes. 

The Kiwi bowlers have done a better job, with Trent Boult leading the way. The left-arm pacer has already taken 5 wickets in 2 innings at an economy of 4.75.

Lockie Ferguson’s pace and movement can also be too much to handle for Uganda’s inexperienced batters. We expect him and left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner to be among the wickets in this game during the middle overs.


New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

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

New Zealand Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
Glenn Phillips
40
33
3
0
121.21
Finn Allen
26
23
3
0
113.04
Mitchell Santner
21
12
0
0
175
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
Trent Boult
4.0
1
16
3
4
Tim Southee
4.0
0
21
2
5.25
Lockie Ferguson
4.0
0
27
2
6.75

New Zealand Actual Playing XI:

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

Uganda Preview

Uganda come into this match after suffering a heavy 134-run defeat against the West Indies. Their World Cup journey has been topsy-turvy so far – an emphatic 3-wiicket win against Papua New Guinea sandwiched between two massive losses against Australia and the host country, respectively.

While they will certainly be the underdogs in this fixture, Uganda will still believe they can give the Kiwis a run for their money. 

For that to happen, however, their batters will need to step up. So far, no batter in the lineup has even crossed 50 runs in the tournament. Riazat Ali Shah tops the batting charts with 47 runs in 3 innings at a strike rate of just 48.

Juma Miyagi is second on the list with 26 runs in 2 innings at a strike rate of 72.

The team will be desperately looking for some runs from their openers, Roger Mukasa (269 runs from the last 10 matches at a strike rate of 116.45) and Simon Ssesazi (235 runs from the last 10 matches at 157).

Captain Brian Masaba leads the bowling attack with 5 wickets in the tournament at a superb economy of just 5.75. His role in the middle overs will be crucial, as he can deliver a couple of quiet overs.

Cosmas Kyewuta and Alpesh Ramjani have done a really good job with the new ball and will be looking to put early pressure on New Zealand.

Uganda Predicted Playing XI:

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

Uganda Key Players From Previous Game Of ICC Men's T20 World Cup, 2024

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
Juma Miyagi
13
20
0
0
65
Robinson Obuya
6
8
1
0
75
Alpesh Ramjani
5
6
1
0
83.33
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
Brian Masaba
4.0
0
31
2
7.75
Alpesh Ramjani
3.0
0
16
1
5.33
Cosmas Kyewuta
4.0
0
42
1
10.5

Uganda Actual Playing XI:

Robinson Obuya, Ronak Patel, Simon Ssesazi, Alpesh Ramjani, Dinesh Nakrani, Juma Miyagi, Kenneth Waiswa, Riazat Ali Shah, Brian Masaba, Fred Achelam, Cosmas Kyewuta

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
27
0 mm.
1.54 k/h
From: ESE
53%
03h
32
0 mm.
4.4 k/h
From: S
39%
06h
35
0 mm.
4.02 k/h
From: S
61%
09h
35
0 mm.
2.58 k/h
From: SSE
100%
12h
33
0.24 mm.
1.84 k/h
From: SSW
98%
15h
30
1.54 mm.
0.98 k/h
From: S
100%
18h
28
2.68 mm.
0.57 k/h
From: ESE
100%
21h
28
0.10 mm.
0.85 k/h
From: SE
89%

Weather Conditions

The Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad is known for its sluggish nature and poses a challenge for batters in accumulating big totals. This characteristically slow pitch favors bowlers slower bowlers, and hence the performances of Mitchell Santner and Brian Masaba could be game-changing ones for their teams. However, batters who exhibit patience and maintain focus at the crease can capitalize on the slower pace and construct substantial scores.

A thunderstorm in spots in the morning is expected in Trinidad on the day of the game. However, most of the day is likely to be cloudy, so we should get a full game.


NZ vs UGA Pitch Report

The average first-inning score at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad is 183. The highest total posted here is England’s 267-3 while batting first versus the West Indies in 2023. If New Zealand bats first in this game, they will be looking to post a total in excess of 200 runs. If Uganda bats first, they will be targeting a score of around 160-170.

Toss: To Bat

Four of the five T20Is played at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad have been won by the team batting first, including the previous one between West Indies and New Zealand. Hence, both teams are likely to look to bat first if they win the toss here.

This will be the first international game between New Zealand and Uganda. While we have had some upsets in this T20 World Cup, the Kiwis are too strong a team to go down to an inexperienced side like Uganda. They haven’t had the best of times in the tournament, but they are strong enough to brush Uganda aside. In fact, we expect them to come all guns blazing, as they will be looking for a massive win to end their tournament on a positive note. Uganda will be hoping to punch above their weight and run New Zealand close, but we fully expect the Kiwis to register a thumping win.

Our prediction favors a clear and big win for New Zealand in this contest.

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