USA will square off against UAE in the last T20 International of two-match series which will be played at ICC Academy Ground In Dubai on Saturday, i.e. on 16th March. USA has never played any T20 matches before.
Sadly, the 1st T20 was called off because of heavy rain. Having to opt bat first, the USA in their 1st ever T20 International match invaded the pitch with lots of confidence and they were able to score 152 runs with the loss of 7 wickets in 15 overs. S Taylor’s unstoppable knock of 72 runs of just 39 balls and Roy Silva’s destructive appearance of 25 runs in just 7 balls, helped the USA to set up a decent total for UAE. UAE came on to bat in the second innings, but were reduced to 20 of 2 in just 3 overs after which the stadium was covered with clouds all around.
Both, the United States and UAE are surely an underdog and would want to be talked about in International cricket. The USA team has become the 29th team to play a T20 game in men’s cricket. Also, they are now 105th Associate Member of the ICC. The USA is playing its first-ever T20 match and they have a valid chance to prove others their capability.
Talking about UAE, the team seems strong in their home soil, and they have such players who could alone snatch victory from the opponent’s hand. Return of Veteran, Rohan Mustafa is like icing on the cake for UAE, he can be dangerous with both, bat and bowl. Mohammad Naveed and Sultan Ahmed are capable of taking wickets of any batsmen.
When and Where:
UAE vs USA, T20
ICC Academy, Dubai
16th March, 03:30 PM
UAE: 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
United States: 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.
UAE: No changes are expected for today’s T20, as the players are yet to prove themselves.
USA: Same as UAE. USA did pretty well with the bat and later, taking 2 wickets in just 3 overs says a lot about their bowling attack.
Probably playing XI:
United Arab Emirates: M Naveed (c), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Boota, Abdul Shakoor(wk), Imran Haider, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan
USA: J Malhotra (w), Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Monank Patel, E Hutchinson, A Jones, HR Walsh, Roy Silva, Timil Patel, SN Netravalkar (c), J Singh
UAE vs USA Dream11 Team Prediction:
Jaskaran Malhotra (Wk)
Steven Taylor (c)
Mohammad Naveed (vc)
C and VC choices:
Steven Taylor, Monank Patel, Mohammad Boota, Rohan Mustafa