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Why 4-2-4-2 hero Nsubuga of Uganda changed from medium pace to off-spin

Four overs, two maidens, four runs conceded, and two wickets. Franco Nsubuga was only playing his second World Cup game when he eked out the most economical bowling figures in T20 World Cup history. This, to inspire a historic first win for Uganda on Thursday. But at the age of 43, the road to a World Cup debut for the second oldest player in the tournament’s history has taken much longer. Nsubuga may have been new to the World Cups but he’s been a constant name in Ugandan cricket over the past four decades. He made his professional debut in 1996. Or rather, here’s a more revelatory picture of the sport from back then: when Nsubuga went on his first tour, the term T20 was still half-a-decade away from being thrown in the ECB boardrooms. Uganda wasn’t even an ICC-recognized team back the...