Uganda’s former Cricket star Henry Osinde guides Canada to the knockout phase of the on-going Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai, UAE.
Uganda’s former Cricket star, Henry Osinde, has showed excellent form guideding Canada to the knockout phase of the on-going Twenty20 World Cup in Dubai, UAE today.
While Uganda could not make it to the later stages of the event and only have chance to compete for the 11th playoff place, Osinde will be helping his team against Ireland tomorrow in one of the preliminary finals.
on the same day, Uganda will take on Hong Kong in the 11th place play-off, while Bermuda battle USA in the other semi final. In the preliminary round Uganda only managed to beat USA and Oman, but fell to Namibia, Ireland, Scotland, Italy and Kenya.
Osinde, a tall, athletic fast-medium bowler with the third best bowling record for Canada in the last four years, emigrated to Canada in 2000 and made history in 2002 by becoming the first African to play in the Toronto & District Cricket Association league. He soon made an impression in Canadian cricket, rising to the position of captain of Brampton Masters in the domestic club leagues.
Ironically, he made his Canada debut against Uganda in the ICC Trophy in 2005 and played some Intercontinental Cup cricket as well before his full ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Port of Spain in May 2006. Osinde went wicket-less at the World Cup in 2007 but has since distinguished himself as a strike bowler of considerable pace and skill and a match winner at Associate level.
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