Dubai, August 16, 2023: In a remarkable turn of events, Mohammad Waseem, who was recently appointed as the ODI captain for the UAE cricket team, is now set to make his T20I captaincy debut as well. The thrilling three-match T20I series against New Zealand is scheduled to take place at the iconic Dubai International Stadium, starting from Thursday, August 17.
Mohammad Waseem, a seasoned player with 23 T20Is under his belt for the UAE, has been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the national men’s side in the T20I format. The decision to hand him the captaincy reflects the team management’s faith in his leadership abilities and cricketing prowess.
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The 16-member UAE squad boasts a combination of experience and fresh talent. The inclusion of two uncapped youngsters, all-rounder Faraazuddin and left-arm spinner Jash Giyanani, has garnered attention and excitement among cricket enthusiasts. Both Faraazuddin and Giyanani have showcased consistent performances in domestic cricket and for the UAE A’ team, earning them a well-deserved spot in the national squad.
Mohammad Waseem is all set to make his T20I captaincy debut in the three-match series against New Zealand which will be played at the Dubai International Stadium from Thursday, August 17.Emirates Cricket Board
Another notable addition to the squad is the prolific ODI batter Asif Khan, who is set to make his T20I debut. Khan’s impressive performances in ODIs, including a record-breaking century as an Associate Member batter earlier this year in Nepal, have raised expectations for his performance on the T20I stage.
Cricket fans across the globe can look forward to witnessing exhilarating clashes between UAE and New Zealand. The series will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network in India, ensuring that fans from the cricket-crazy nation can catch all the action. In New Zealand, Sky Sports will be the go-to destination for live coverage, while Willow TV will serve as the broadcast partner in the USA. For those who prefer digital and online platforms, Fancode will be offering comprehensive coverage of the matches.
The UAE squad for the T20I series against New Zealand comprises a blend of talent and experience:
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The T20I series is scheduled as follows:
- First T20I: UAE vs New Zealand, August 17, 6pm, Dubai International Stadium
- Second T20I: UAE vs New Zealand, August 19, 6pm, Dubai International Stadium
- Third T20I: UAE vs New Zealand, August 20, 6pm, Dubai International Stadium
Cricket enthusiasts and fans are eagerly anticipating an intense and action-packed series, as both teams vie for supremacy on the cricketing stage. With Mohammad Waseem at the helm and a dynamic squad at his disposal, UAE’s cricketing future looks promising and exciting.