The three-match T20I series between New Zealand vs UAE is set to begin on August 17. While some may question the timing of this series, both the teams have their eyes set on next year’s T20 World Cup. This resolve is unshakable, even though the ODI World Cup is less than 50 days away.
Undoubtedly, many key Kiwi players are busy preparing for the upcoming series against England. Nevertheless, it presented a golden opportunity for the United Arab Emirates to captivate the cricketing community with a spectacular performance against a full member nation.
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In contrast, the United Arab Emirates recently participated in World Cup qualifier matches. They demonstrated their potential by defeating the United States by only one run, although their journey in the tournament was short lived. For this series, the team has handed over the mantle of leadership to Muhammad Wasim, eager to make a mark in front of his enthusiastic supporters.
Here’s your comprehensive guide to the NZ vs UAE T20I Series:
- 1st T20I: August 17, Thursday
- 2nd T20I: August 19, Saturday
- 3rd T20I: August 20, Sunday
All the three T20I matches will be held at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
New Zealand: Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, Jimmy Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Cole McConchie, Mitchell Santner, Dane Cleaver, Tim Seifert, Adithya Ashok, Tim Southee (C), Kyle Jamieson, Ben Lister, Jacob Duffy
United Arab Emirates (UAE): Muhammad Waseem (C), Ansh Tandon, Asif Khan, Ethan DSouza, Lovepreet Singh, Ali Naseer, Basil Hameed, Aayan Afzal Khan, Aryansh Sharma, Vriitya Aravind, Mohammad Faraazuddin, Jash Giyanani, Junaid Siddique, Muhammad Jawadullah, Sanchit Sharma, Zahoor Khan
The series will see all three T20I matches start at 7:30 PM IST.
Television and Streaming Information:
The NZ vs UAE T20I series will be broadcast live on Star Sports. For online streaming, fans can tune in to Fancode.