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  • With the ball, Challengers’ pace man David Wabwire is carrying the greater burden of expectation.

KAMPALA. Two wins out of five matches is not the kind of statistic that Tornado Bee usually possess.
By this stage, Jeremy Kibuukamusoke and company are usually flying. Going by last weekend’s 128-run loss to Kutchi Tigers, Tornado Bee lost its thunder.
It implies they only want to finish the Jazz Safari National League in a respectable position.

“We are now targeting the top three places,” top Tornado Bee batsman Roger Mukasa said, who could miss this match as it is alleged that his Kenyan club - Stray Lions - will be in the fray to start their title defence against Nairobi Gymkhana at Peponi School today.
All-rounder Deus Muhumuza could also be missing for Tornado Bee as he was a late signing for Stray Lions as well as Charles Waiswa, who plies his trade for Aziz Damani.

With 14 points, Tornado Bee is just a point above relegation in sixth and they will want to complete the first round in style. They play the first of their last two matches against Challengers at Lugogo Oval today.
If this was in 2016, it would have been a top-of-the-table clash. But now, Challengers have only scored 50 percent with three wins and three losses to tally 17 points in fifth.

More interesting is that just three runs separate these teams’ top batsmen Mukasa (188 runs) and Arthur Kyobe (185 runs).
With the ball, Challengers’ pace man David Wabwire is carrying the greater burden of expectation.
The medical student is third on the bowling charts with 13 wickets to his name and Mukasa has 10 scalps from his right-arm off-spin deliveries.