Former Windies Test cricketer Xavier Marshall will highlight for the USA in this historic game.
The dream fantasy of including in an International T20 finally comes true for the United States of America (USA) who will take on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday. The USA team displayed their T20 capacity amid the WT20 Qualifier way in 2015 and will hope to replicate the same in Dubai. They will be a piece of a 2-match T20I series against the hosts UAE with the second game to be played on Sunday.
The USA team will turn into the 28th team to feature in a T20I game in Men’s cricket. They have played two International matches up to this point; the two league matches amid the ICC Champions Trophy in 2004 which they lost by ahuge margin. The UAE team, then again, lost 3-match ODI series and T20I series against Nepal as of late. The home team was leading 1-0 in both the series before going somewhere near 1-2.
The first game of the two-match T20I series between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United States of America (USA) will be hosted by the ICC Academy in Dubai.
The match begins at 2:00 PM nearby time (3:30 PM IST) (10:00 AM GMT).
The live broadcast of the game will be live on the USA Cricket Match Center on the official USA Cricket website.
Last five completed T20I matches:
UAE: L, L, W, L, W.
USA: W, W, W, L, L. (T20s)
The ICC Academy pitch for the most part supports the slow bowlers and the runs making won’t be any simple. This could continue amid the game between UAE and USA which will be played in broad light.
Average first innings score: 152.5 (Last four T20 matches)
Record of pursuing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
United Arab Emirates(UAE):
Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Boota, Rameez Shahzad, Mohammad Naveed (C), CP Rizwan, Amir Hayat, Sultan Ahmed, Imran Haider, Zahoor Khan.
Bench: Amjad Gul, Abdul Shakoo, Ahmed Raza.
United States of America(USA:
Monank Patel, Jaskaran Malhotra (WK), Steven Taylor, Xavier Marshall, Aaron Jones, Hayden Walsh Jr, Timil Patel, Elmore Hutchinson, Roy Silva, Saurabh Netravalkar (C), Ali Khan.
Bench: Nosthush Kenjige, Jan Nisar-Khan, Jasdeep Singh.
USA’s Timil Patel has 11 wickets to his name from seven T20 matches he played up to this point. He has 36 wickets from 29 limited-overs matches and also aggregated 267 from 26 innings.
UAE’s Imran Haider hasn’t been at his best in the T20s contrasted with what he has done in List A format. Haider has 8 wickets from nine T20 matches but 45 from 27 games in the One-Day Cricket.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Shaiman Anwar, Monank Patel, Mohammad Naveed, Timil Patel
Vice-Captain options – Steven Taylor, Elmore Hutchinson, Mohammad Boota, Rohan Mustafa
Keeper – Jaskaran Malhotra
Batsmen – Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar (VC), Monank Patel, Mohammad Boota
All-Rounders – Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Naveed (C)
Bowlers – Saurabh Netravalkar, Ali Khan, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Jaskaran Malhotra
Batsmen – CP Rizwan, Shaiman Anwar, Xavier Marshall, Mohammad Boota
All-Rounders – Mohammad Naveed (C), Timil Patel, Roy Silva (VC)
Bowlers – Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Ali Khan
The greater part of the USA players will be selected in the playing XI based on their ongoing matches. Numerous from the present squad haven’t featured in an official T20 for the USA since 2015. Thus, the above-mentioned pickings from the USA team are based on the game and approach of the players. Former Windies player Xavier Marshall can be excluded or should not be a direct pick considering his recent success.