Zimbabwe has been ruled out of contention, whereas Uganda has successfully clinched qualification for the 2024 men’s T20 World Cup alongside Namibia. This outcome was determined during the Africa leg of the qualifiers, where Uganda secured their spot with a decisive victory over Rwanda.
Despite Zimbabwe’s final triumph against Kenya, their qualification hopes were dashed as Uganda emerged victorious. Notably, Uganda’s qualification marks a historic achievement, securing a spot in a senior World Cup for the first time. The team accomplished their target of 66 runs in 8.1 overs after bowling out Rwanda for 65 runs in 18.5 overs.
In a closely watched match where Zimbabwe needed Uganda to lose for a chance at qualification, Zimbabwe displayed a strong performance against Kenya, amassing 217 for 4. Captain Sikandar Raza played a pivotal role, scoring 82 runs in 48 balls, while Sean Williams contributed with a 26-ball 60. The bowlers, including Richard Ngarava, Ryan Burl, Raza, and Williams, each claimed two wickets, restricting Kenya to 107 for 8 and securing a resounding 110-run victory for Zimbabwe.