Bangladesh asked to bat first in 1st T20 against UAE
DHAKA, Sept 25, 2022 (BSS)—The United Arab Emirates (UAE) captain Chundangapoyil Rizwan won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat first in the first of two-match T20 International series at Dubai International Cricket Stadium today.
Bangladesh included Yasir Ali Chowdhury, who would play his only second match in this format after his debut match against Afghanistan earlier this year. Yasir is considered to fill the place, left vacant by Mushfiqur Rahim.
Pacer Shoriful Islam who was kept stand by for the T20 World Cup bound squad was chosen to play the game ahead of Taskin Ahmed.
Nurul Hasan Sohan is leading the side as Shakib Al Hasan is busy playing the Caribbean Premier League.
These two teams have played each other only once before in this format. That was in the Asia Cup in 2016 when Bangladesh crushed the UAE by 51 runs.
Bangladesh: Nurul Hasan Sohan (captain), Afif Hossain, Liton Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Saifuddin, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nasum Ahmed, Yasir Ali Chowdhury, Shoriful Islam.
UAE: Muhammad Waseem, Chirag Suri, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (Captain), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Junaid Siddique, Basil Hameed, Zawar Farid, Sabir Ali, Karthik Meiyappan, Aryan Lakra, Aayan Khan.