Uganda's Frank Nsubuga Beats Chris Gayle To A Unique Record

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In a group C clash, Uganda took on Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, June 6, in match 9 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana in the ongoing edition of the ICC T20 World Cup and Uganda's Frank Nsubuga became a part of T20 World Cup history.

A game after Uganda's World Cup debut, Nsubuga became the second-oldest player to play in the history of T20 World Cups. At the age of 43y 282d, the the off spinner beat Brad Hogg's 43y 45d, while being just behind Ryan Campbell's 44y 34d record.

Nsubuga also becomes the oldest player to take the field in T20 World Cup 2024.

After winning the toss, Uganda's captain, Brian Masaba chose to field first while naming three changes. The 43-year-old came in as a replacement of Henry Ssenyondo, as he became part of the history.

Oldest players to play T20 World Cup

Ryan CampbellHong Kong44 Years 34 Days
Franco NsubugaUganda43 Years 282 Days
Brad HoggAustralia43 Years 45 Days
Chris GayleWest Indies42 Years 36 Days

Bowling first, Uganda ran over the PNG batting order as they bowled out the side from Oceania to 77 in 19.1 overs, at the time of writing. The record-setter, Nsubuga finished his four-over spell with 2 wickets while just conceding 4 runs, dismissing Hiri Hiri and Charles Amini.