Not a lot of times do we see associate nations coming together and playing a bilateral series, but the T20I series between the United Arab Emirates and the United States of America could just turn out to be one of the most interesting ones in the recent times. Two evenly balanced sides playing the shortest format is something which fans from both the countries will forward to.
The first T20I was, unfortunately, called-off due to rain on Friday. The USA team batted first and scored 152 for 7 in their allotted 15 overs. Steven Taylor’s fiery knock of 72 runs from just 39 runs laid the foundation while Roy Silva’s cameo of 25 runs from seven balls took them to a winning total.
UAE came to bat but they were reduced to 20-2 in just the third over after which heavens opened up once again. Shaiman Anwar stayed unbeaten on 18 as the match had to be called off amidst the continuous showers in Dubai.
The second and the final T20I will be played on March 16 at the ICC Academy in Dubai. Both the teams would look win the game and claim the series which has been a short-lived one yet fun.
UAE vs USA 2nd T20I Team News
UAE: If there no injuries within the side, the hosts will go into the second T20I with the unchanged side. Their bowling doesn’t really demand to be changed as they did well. Their batting unit will hope to get an opportunity when they play the second T20I.
United Arab Emirates T20I Squad: Mohammad Naveed(c), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Amjad Gul, CP Rizwan, Mohammad Boota, Abdul Shakoor, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat
USA: Like UAE, the visitors are also expected to stick to the same side and hope they perform well in the second game.
United States of America T20I Squad: Steven Taylor, Timil Patel, Xavier Marshall, Jaskaran Malhotra, Elmore Hutchinson, Saurabh Netravalkar(c), Hayden Walsh, Jasdeep Singh, Roy Silva, Monank Patel, Jannisar Khan, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan
UAE vs USA 2nd T20I Dream11 Prediction:
Jaskaran Malhotra opens the batting for the USA team and as a keeper, he is the ideal pick.
Steven Taylor scored a brilliant 72 run-knock in the first game, so he would be the ideal pick. Shaiman Anwar, X Marshall and M Patel can be trusted with the bat as well.
Rohan Mustafa and Mohammad Naveed are key players for the UAE team and could be easily trusted given their experience. Roy Silva has big-hitting abilities, so he can be another pick.
Jasdeep Singh picked up two wickets in the first game while Ali Khan has some good enough experience. Other than these, you can also place your bets on Zahoor Khan and Sultan Ahmed of the UAE side.
Team 1: With likely performers with a balanced side
Team 2: Risky side with X-Factors