Kenya U19 team to tour Uganda ahead of World Cup

The World Cup bound Kenya U19 team will arrive in Kampala on Saturday for a week long tour of Uganda.

They will play four ODIs against a Uganda Select side as the hosts also prepare for the Division 4 World Cricket League tournament next year.

Kenya U19 Tour Fixture Schedule

Kenya is one of the four African representatives at the Junior global showpiece which is slated to run from January 13th-3rd Feb, 2018. Kenya will represent Africa alongside Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Kenya defeated bitter rivals Uganda in July this year on the final day of the competition to edge ahead on run rate and break Ugandan hearts given that the Ugandans were by far the best team at the tournament.

Coach Jimmy Kamande are in need of much needed practice ahead of the tournament and they will need to be at their best, they are in a group alongside fellow African representatives South Africa, defending champions West indies and hosts New Zealand.

At the 2016 edition of the U19 World Cup hosted in Bangladesh associate representatives Namibia and Afghanistan made the Super 8 of the tournament giving Africa an extra slot for the 2018 edition, which gave the other associates besides Namibia a chance at the junior showpiece.

The U19 World Cup is a launch pad for future stars and it has built a reputation of launching careers of many future stars such as current Indian captain Virat Kohli, and South African pace man Kagiso Rabada.

The warm up games will be played in Lugogo and Kyambogo.