UAE vs USA 2019, 2nd T20I: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Steven Taylor scored a 39-ball 72 with nine fours and three sixes during USA's T20I debut.
Published - Mar 16, 2019 4:45 am | Updated - Mar 16, 2019 3:09 pm
The maiden T20I of the United States of America (USA) turned out to be a washout with only 18.3 overs of play was possible across both innings. Dubai, which hardly witnesses 5-10 days of rain across the year, spoiled USA’s T20I debut. The USA’s star batsman Steven Taylor stepped up on the big occasion scoring a quick-fire fifty. He scored a 39-ball 72 as the USA finished with 152/7 in the restricted 15 overs.
After a delayed start, the rain interrupted the USA innings in the 10th over when they were 86/2. UAE were asked to chase 143 from 13 overs but lost two wickets for only 29 runs by the 4th over. It won’t be an overstatement to say the weather stopped the USA from making a winning start to the T20I format. They will be coming out all guns blazing in the 2nd T20I after the confidence they got from the debut.
The second and final 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 starts at 2:00 PM local time (3:30 PM IST) (10:00 AM GMT).
Last five completed T20I matches:
UAE: L, L, W, L, W.
USA: W, W, W, L, L. (T20s)
The ICC Academy pitch was slightly quicker during the first T20I compared to what usually is seen here. Anything over 160+ can be expected from the team batting first on Saturday.
Average first innings score: 152.5 (Last four completed T20 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 1
Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Mohammad Boota, Abdul Shakoor (WK), Mohammad Naveed (C), CP Rizwan, Sultan Ahmed, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan.
Bench: Amjad Gul, Imran Haider, Ahmed Raza.
Jaskaran Malhotra (WK), Xavier Marshall, Steven Taylor, Monank Patel, Roy Silva, Aaron Jones, Hayden Walsh Jr, Timil Patel, Elmore Hutchinson, Saurabh Netravalkar (C), Jasdeep Singh.
Bench: Nosthush Kenjige, Jannisar Khan, Ali Khan.
Injury and Availability News:
Both the teams are unchanged from the first T20I. UAE elected to bat first after winning the toss.
Roy Silva, the Sri Lankan-born all-rounder, made a good start to his T20I career. The USA player showed glimpses of his hitting ability during the first game where he scored a 7-ball 25 that includes three sixes. Silva is more than useful bowler and can chip in with a couple of overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain options – Steven Taylor, Shaiman Anwar, Monank Patel, Mohammad Naveed, Roy Silva
Vice-Captain options – Elmore Hutchinson, Zahoor Khan, Mohammad Boota, Rohan Mustafa, Timil Patel
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jaskaran Malhotra
Batsmen – Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Monank Patel, Steven Taylor (C)
All-Rounders – Rohan Mustafa, Mohammad Naveed, Roy Silva
Bowlers – Sultan Ahmed, Jasdeep Singh, Zahoor Khan (VC)
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Abdul Shakoor
Batsmen – Shaiman Anwar (C), Xavier Marshall, Rameez Shahzad, Steven Taylor
All-Rounders – Mohammad Naveed, Timil Patel, Roy Silva (VC)
Bowlers – Elmore Hutchinson, Zahoor Khan, Jasdeep Singh
USA picked Jasdeep Singh ahead of Ali Khan and could continue the same in the 2nd game as Jasdeep picked a couple of wickets during the first T20I. UAE might make a couple of changes to their bowling line-up after the failure during the first game.
USA could give UAE a tough fight for their maiden International win considering their performances during the first T20I.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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