Oman, January 20, Sunday at 09:30 AM IST
The five-nation tournament -ACC Western T20 2019 kick-starts tomorrow with the Maldives taking on the hosts Kuwait in the tournament opener tomorrow morning. A 14-member squad has been named by Maldives Cricket Board ahead of the tournament to take on Kuwait along with Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. All the five nations took part in the ICC World T20 Asia ‘A’ qualifiers earlier this year and are well aware of the conditions in Kuwait.
All the eleven matches including the final on January 24 will have official T20I status as it will be the T20I debut for the all the countries. Maldives are coming after taking part in training and practice sessions at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy and have also played five T20 games against NCA development squad and local squads.
A 14-member squad has also been named by Kuwait selectors from the list of 30 probable. The squad looks balanced with the likes of skipper Mohammad Ameen, Diju Xavier and Arjun Makesh in the batting line up while Imran-Ali-Junior, Yasir Butt and Fiaz Ahmad will form the bowling attack.
KUW vs MLD Playing 11:
The probable KUW vs MLD playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: M Bhavsar
Batsmen: Diju Xavier, A Makesh, Muhammad-Amin, Pradeep Vasantha
All-rounder: Kashif Sharif, H. Jundu,
Bowlers: Yasir Butt, Fiaz Ahmed
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Azzam
Batsmen: Mohammed Rishvan, Imran Ali, Ibrahim Nasheth,
All-rounder: A Hassan, Adam Naseef Omar
Bowlers: Mohammad Mahfuz, H Ibrahim, Mohammed Saafee, I Rizan, A Amil-Mauroof
Kuwait- Mohammad Ameen(c), Fiaz Ahmed, Ali Zaheer, Imran Ali, Usman Waheed, Arjun Zaheer, Arjun Makesh, Deepak Muralidaran, Diju Xavier, Pradip Wasantha, Hamoud Jandu, Haroon Shahid, Kashif Sharif, Ravija Sandaruwan, Yasir Butt
Maldives- Mohamed Mahafooz(c), Ibrahim Rizah, Saafee Saed, Mohamed Azzam, Ahmed Ameel Mauroof, Hassan Ibrahim, Ismail Ali, Hassan Haziq Rasheed, Mohamed Mohamed Rishwan, Hassan Sharif, Adam Nasif Umar, Ismail Nazuwan Badheeu, Muaviath Abdul Ganee, Ibrahim Nashath.
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Fantasy picks from Kuwait-
Batters – D Xavier, Arjun Makesh, Muhammad Amen
All-rounder- Kashif Sharif
Bowlers- Imran Ali and Yasir Butt
Fantasy picks from the Maldives-
Batters– Mohammad Rishwan, Ismail Nazuwan Badheeu
Allrounder- Nasif Umar
Bowlers- Mohammad Mahafooz
Note: This KUW vs MLD Dream11 Prediction is based on news sourced from various sources. We suggest you pick your playing 11 from the squad listed above basis KUW vs MLD team news. Kindly