Cricket Namibia: African teams lock horns in Windhoek for T20 World Cup dream

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Seven African teams are scheduled to battle in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia staged from the 22 – 30 November 2023 at Wanderers and at Trustco United Cricket Ground.

Cricket Namibia is delighted to host the Africa T20 World Cup Qualifier, an important event pushing the African countries closer to their World Cup dreams.

Cricket enthusiasts in Africa are buzzing with excitement as the highly anticipated T20 World Cup Qualifiers are set to take place in the Land of the Brave. With only two coveted spots up for grabs, the competition is expected to be fierce and action-packed. This momentous event marks a significant milestone in the journey of African cricket teams towards global recognition.

The stage is set for an exhilarating series as the seven members gear up to compete in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier. With only two available spots, the stakes are high as Namibia plays host to this fiercely contested tournament. The participating teams, include Test Nation Zimbabwe, as well as talented members; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Rwanda. The journey to secure a place in the prestigious ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in June 2023 adds an extra layer of excitement to the competition, promising the cricket community a thrill.

Namibia Squad: Gerhard Erasmus (c), JJ Smit (vc), Zane Green, Michael van Lingen, Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Helao Ya France, Shaun Fouche, Ben Shikongo, Tangeni Lungameni, Niko Davin, Jan Frylinck, David Wiese, Malan Kruger, Bernard Scholtz, JP Kotze

Zimbabwe Squad: Sikandar Raza (c), Burl Ryan, Chatara Tendai, Craig Ervine, Jongwe Luke, Kaia Innocent, Madande Clive, Madhevere Wesly, Marumani Tadiwanashe, Masakadza Wellington, Mumba Carl, Muzarabani Blessing, Ngarava Richard, Welch Nicholas, Williams Sean

Uganda Squad: Brian Masaba (c), Riazat Ali Shah, Kenneth Waiswa, Ronak Patel, Dinesh Nakrani,  Simon Ssesazi, Henry Ssenyondo, Frank Nsubuga, Robinson Obuya, David Wabwire, Jonathan Ssebanja, Roger Mukasa, Bilal Hassun, Cyrus Kakuru, Alpesh Ramjani

Kenya Squad: Vraj Patel, Sukhdeep Singh, Irfan Karim, Rushabhvardhan Patel, Pushkar Sharma, Collins Obuya, Shem Ngoche, Nelson Odhiambo, Sachin Bhudia, Emmanuel Ringera, Lucas Ndandason, Gerard Muthui, Francis Mutua, Vishil Patel

Tanzania Squad: Harsheed Chohan, Ally Mpeka, Yalinde Nkanya, Mohamed Yunusi, Kassim Nassoro, Sanjay Kumar Thakor, Akhil Anil, Salum Jumbe, Mohamed Omary, Ivan Ismail, Abdallah Juma, Mohamed Simba, Abhik Patwa, Amal Rajeevan, Dhrumit Mehta, Johnson Nyambo

Nigeria Squad: Oluwasesan Adedeji, Akhere Isesele, Isaac Danladi, Daniel Ajeku, Ademola Onikoyi, Sulaimon Runsewe, Joshua Asia, Ridwan Kareem, Isaac Okpe, Prosper Useni, Emmanuel Udekwe, Taiwo Mohammed, Ashmit Shrestha, Peter Aho

Rwanda Squad: Clinton Innocent (c), Didier Ndikubwimana, Emmanuel Sebareme, Eric Dusingizimana, Orchide Tuyisenge, Eric Niyomugaba, Wilson Niyitanga, Hamza Khan, Oscar Manishimwe, Emile Rukiriza, Kevin Kabare Irakoze, Zappy Maurice Bimenyimana, Eric Kubwimana, Nadir Muhammad, Martin Akayezu

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