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T20 World Cup 2024: Match 5, AFG versus UGA Match Preview: Head to Head Records, Pitching Reports, and More.

Afghanistan will face Uganda in the fifth match of the T20 World Cup 2024 on June 4 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.


Afghanistan (AFG) will face Uganda (UGA) in the fifth match of the T20 World Cup 2024 on Tuesday, June 4 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana. Afghanistan won their warm-up game against Scotland by 55 runs, while Namibia defeated Uganda by five wickets in their first warm-up game. The Afghans will see an opportunity to start their tournament on a high note, as the group they are placed in promises a tough battle ahead.

Uganda has momentum heading into their first T20 World Cup encounter. In the last five Twenty20 Internationals, they have won four games against Afghanistan’s three. But the star-studded Afghanistan team will undoubtedly scare the underdogs, adding T20 World Cup pressure to their joy. The Rashid Khan-led team has the advantage of having played competitive cricket all around the world, whilst Uganda will take note of their successful ACA Africa T20 Cup and Men’s African Games events.

Match Details

MatchAfghanistan Vs Uganda, Match 5
VenueProvidence Stadium, Guyana
Date and TimeJune 4, 6:00 AM IST
Green Cricket Sports background with illustration of players and golden trophy cup.

AFG vs UGA Head-to-Head Record

Afghanistan and Uganda have yet to play an international game. The impending T20 World Cup 2024 game will be their first international encounter.

Afghanistan vs Uganda Playing 11: AFG vs UGA Predicted Lineup Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran are set to open the batting, while the likes of Azmatullah Omarzai and Mohammad Nabi will have crucial all-round responsibilities. Noor Ahmad is likely to start ahead of Mujeeb, while Naveen and Farooqi are the likely frontline pacers. Robinson Obuya is set to play for Uganda after his batting display in the warm-up match. The role of Brian Masaba as captain will be huge, while players such as Alpesh Ramjani, Riazat Ali Shah will have to step up.

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

Uganda Probable XI: Ronak Patel, Robinson Obuya, Alpesh Ramjani, Roger Mukasa, Riazat Ali Shah, Brian Masaba (c), Fred Achelam, Dinesh Nakrani, Cosmas Kyewuta, Juma Miyagi, Bilal Hassan

AFG vs UGA T20 World Cup Dream11 Fantasy Team:

Wicketkeepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC)

Batters: Ibrahim Zadran, Roger Mukasa, Gulbadin Naib

All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Dinesh Nakrani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Alpesh Ramjani

Bowlers: Rashid Khan (C), Naveen-ulk-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Dream11 Captaincy Picks:

Rashid Khan – Rashid Khan is the key player for Afghanistan and has the ability to run through the line-up of the opposition. Even the slow pitch in Guyana will help him. Rashid has picked up 138 wickets in just 85 T20I matches so far and looks certain to add a few more in this game.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Afghanistan opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz is an aggressive opener and if they bat first, Gurbaz will be key player to get the team off to a quick start. Gurbaz has scored 1376 runs at a strike rate of 138 in T20Is and will be keen on scoring big in the World Cup.

AFG vs UGA: Fantoss Fantasy Tips 2

Wicket-keeperRahmanullah Gurbaz
BattersIbrahim Zadran, Simon Ssesazi, Gulbadin Naib
All-roundersMohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Dinesh Nakrani, Riazat Ali Shah
BowlersRashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
CaptainRashid Khan/Fazalhaq Farooqi
Vice CaptainRahmanullah Gurbaz

AFG vs UGA: Providence Stadium pitch report

The surface at the Providence Stadium in Guyana will be slightly sluggish, bringing the spinners into play. 

While the spinners will get significant assistance, the pacers might vary their pace as the ball generally holds up a bit at this venue. In addition, the track might be a bit two-paced, making things challenging for the batters. 

AFG vs UGA: Winner Prediction for June 4 match

Afghanistan are obvious favourites to win this match, given their strength and team balance.

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