The oldest player of T20 World Cup 2024 makes history

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Uganda's Frank Nsubuga bowled 2 maiden overs in 4 overs Nsubuga breaks Enrique Norcia's record

New Delhi. Uganda's cricket team has entered the T20 World Cup for the first time. This team also includes a 43-year-old player. Frank Nsubuga is the oldest player in the T20 World Cup 2024. He is playing his first T20 World Cup at the age of 43. Not only this, Nsubuga created history in the World Cup match against Papua New Guinea. He took 2 wickets while bowling 2 maiden overs in his quota of 4 overs. This is the least number of runs given in 4 overs by any bowler in the history of T20 World Cup. During this, Nsubuga broke the world record of South African fast bowler Enrique Norkia, who took 4 wickets for 7 runs in 4 overs in the match against Sri Lanka in the same World Cup.

Papua New Guinea and Uganda (PNG vs UGA) teams were face to face in the 9th match of the T20 World Cup at Providence Stadium in Guyana. In this match, PNG batted first and scored 77 runs in 19.1 overs. In reply, Uganda achieved the target by losing 7 wickets in 18.2 overs. Frank Nsubuga bowled 2 maiden overs in 4 overs and took 2 wickets at an economy of just one. Nsubuga has become the second bowler in the world to bowl 20 dot balls in a T20 World Cup match. Sri Lanka's mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis is at the top of this list.

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Frank Nsubuga made his international debut in 1997
Uganda managed to win its first match in the T20 World Cup on the back of Frank Nsubuga's brilliant bowling. Nsubuga, who made his international debut in 1997, took 27 years to play in the World Cup. Nsubuga, who made his international debut at the age of 16, is 43 years and 283 days old. He has been in and out of the team. He has been a permanent member of the team since 2011.

Nsubuga became the second oldest bowler to take a wicket in T20 World Cup
Frank Nsubuga is the second oldest bowler to take a wicket in the T20 World Cup. Earlier in the 2016 T20 World Cup, Hong Kong's Ryan Campbell took 2 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs against Afghanistan. At that time Campbell was 44 years and 32 days old. While Nsubuga is 43 years and 283 days old.

Cricket Career of Frank Nsubuga
Frank Nsubuga is a bowling all-rounder. He also bowls slow left arm orthodox. Nsubuga, who made his T20 International debut in 2019, has taken 55 wickets in 54 T20 matches. During this, he has scored 158 runs in which 31 not out has been his best score.

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