Baby Cricket Cranes coach Ivan Thawithemwira says that his team needs to sharpen their batting if they stand a chance at the upcoming 2022 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Uganda lost their first warm up match against Scotland on Monday by 109 runs at Everest Cricket Ground, Georgetown.
After winning the toss, Uganda elected to bowl and managed to restrict Scotland to 218/9 after 50 overs.
But their second innings failed to match their bowling, getting bowled out with just 110 after 31 overs.
“It was a good game to say the least,” said Thawithemwira. “We managed to see and assess where we are at, things we need to address and we also saw some good things coming through.
“The first innings (fielding) was good as the Boys bowled good disciplines but the batting is still what we need to address ahead of our coming games.”
Next for Uganda is their second and last warm up match against Sri Lanka on Wednesday at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.
“We have done enough to take us far in this campaign which I think we shall put together in the next few games,” added Thawithemwira.
“We are just going to try and see combinations, as much as you would like to win, but the practice games are a good platform to see where we are at. We will try and see what more we can exploit before Ireland.”
Uganda will mark their World Cup return against Ireland on January 15 before South Africa (January 18) and India (January 22) in Group B.
The World Cup will see the top two teams from each of the four groups advance to the Super League, while the remaining teams will feature in the Plate competition.
Bangladesh are the defending champions, having beaten India in the final of the previous edition in 2020.
This will be the third time Uganda play at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup after previous editions in 2004 (Bangladesh) and 2006 (Sri Lanka).