The last T20 of two-match series will see two associate sides of the ICC take each other on as United Arab Emirates hosts USA on Saturday.
United Arab Emirates are one of those sides who are looking to make their mark in international cricket. With their limited experience in this sport, the team stands relative to no chance against the top dogs. However, if matched up well, this side can mature into a decent outfit, one which is worthy of at least playing in the Asia Cup. The management will have a lot of aspirations for them in the coming years, and it will be interesting to see how to approach things in the coming years.
Meanwhile, USA are now the 105th Associate Member of the ICC. In the last game as well, the battling lineup showcased a glimmer of potential by getting a strong start. USA has always been the hub of sporting spectacles, and if cricket is going to cling onto a niche market in the USA. The team is still trying out things and correct people need to be at the helm of management to make bold calls.
Venue – ICC Academy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date & Time – 16th March | 3:30 PM IST
The Squads –
United Arab Emirates – Muhammad Naveed (capt), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Amjad Gul, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Boota, Abdul Shakoor, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat, Waheed Ahmad
USA – Saurabh Netravalkar (c), Elmore Hutchinson, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Muhammad Ali Khan, Jan NisarKhan, Jaskaran Malhotra, Xavier Marshall, Monank Patel, Timil Patel, Roy Silva, Jasdeep Singh, Steven Taylor, Hayden Walsh Jr
United Arab Emirates – M Naveed, Rohan Mustafa, Asfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Boota, Abdul Shakoor, Ahmed Raza, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan
USA – J Malhotra, X Marshall, S Taylor, M Patel, E Hutchinson, A Jones, HR Walsh, KRP Silva, TK Patel, SN Netravalkar, J Singh
Key Players –
United Arab Emirates – Rohan Mustafa | Ashfaq Ahmed | Muhammad Naveed
USA – Steven Taylor | Saurabh Naresh Netravalkar | Jaskaran Malhotra