- Hosts led by all-rounder Chimezie Onwuzulike
- Sierra Leone win toss and field first in tournament opener
Nigeria is all set for action on Saturday, 14 April, as the ICC World Twenty20 Africa Qualifier A begins in Lagos.
The Ghanaian side will be led by the experienced Peter Ananya, who will also be looking to provide some stability with the bat. Ananya’s team also includes the Ateak brothers, Simon and Samson, who have also turned out at this level before.
Sierra Leone come into the tournament looking to cause an upset, will have to build on their latest performance. They took on the might of Tanzania a year ago in their last fixture of real significance.
Also looking to make a play is The Gambia, who will look to the vastly experienced Dumbuya Mbye, who has been plying his trade at this level for over a decade. The right-hand batsman, who also bowls useful medium pace and off-spin, has seen it all before, and knows he will have to enjoy a good week in Lagos.
Finally, Nigeria will enjoy plenty of hometown support over the next week, as they look to progress to the next stage of qualification for the ICC WorldT20, Australia 2020.
The men in green will be led again by Chimezie Onwuzulike, whose all-round skills are vital to the cause. He will lead a young, energetic side, and they are charged with making it a week to remember on home soil.
The fixtures and more information for the tournament can be accessed here, https://www.icc-cricket.com/world-t20/
Saturday 14th April
9:30am Nigeria vs Sierra Leone
1:50pm Ghana vs The Gambia
Sunday 15th April
9:30am Gambia vs Nigeria
1:50pm Sierra Leone vs Ghana
Monday 16th April Reserve Day
Tuesday 17th April
9:30am Gambia vs Sierra Leone
1:50pm Nigeria vs Ghana
Wednesday 18th April
9:30am Gambia vs Ghana
1:50pm Sierra Leone vs Nigeria
Thursday 19th April Reserve Day
Friday 20th April
9:30am Ghana vs Sierra Leone
1:50pm Nigeria vs Gambia
Saturday 21st April
9:30am Sierra Leone vs Gambia
1:50pm Ghana vs Nigeria