CP Rizwan to lead UAE in Asia Cup qualifying tournament

The five-day Asia Mug certifying event (August 20-24) will certainly see 6 groups defend a location in the event appropriate

Middle-order batsman CP Rizwan has actually been called the UAE T20 captain as the Emirates Cricket Board introduced the group for the Asia Mug certifying event in Oman.

Rizwan, 34, has actually changed left-arm rewriter Ahmed Raza as captain in the T20 style, with the last maintaining his captaincy function in the 50 overs style.

The five-day Asia Mug certifying event (August 20-24) will certainly see 6 groups defend a location in the event appropriate.

The UAE will certainly cope Singapore, Hong Kong as well as Kuwait in Oman with just the leading group making a location in the Asia Mug which will certainly be played in the UAE from August 27 to September 11.

The champion of the certifying event will certainly get involved in Team A together with arch-rivals India as well as Pakistan.

An effective event in Oman will certainly make Rizwan’s group a fantastic chance to check themselves versus large weapons India as well as Pakistan as they proceed their prep work for the 2022 T20 Globe Mug (October 16-November 13) in Australia.

” This is an incredibly amazing time for UAE cricket. The qualifier is a fantastic chance in our mission to complete in the Asia Mug 2022, as well as bet the very best of our video game, on home-soil,” claimed Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Option Board Chairman, Emirates Cricket.

” Our gamers as well as the mentoring group have actually presented good determination in their dedication to their training throughout the UAE summer season, as well as we desire our group the greatest as they intend to protect their area in Asia Mug’s Team A.”

Robin Singh, Emirates Cricket’s Supervisor of Cricket as well as head trainer, claimed the group would certainly attract motivation from their sensational triumph in the T20 Globe Mug certifying event in Oman previously this year.

” We have strong experience with the problems in Oman as well as our group – gamers as well as assistance – recognize the locations we require to concentrate on. Prep work have actually worked out (as well as) it will certainly after that depend on the group to provide on the day, as well as we will certainly not be taking any kind of opposing group gently– specifically in a T20 style,” the previous Indian all-rounder claimed.

The cricket board likewise introduced the group would certainly embrace a two-captain plan in worldwide cricket.

” Emirates Cricket’s option board likewise encouraged that, starting with the Asia Mug Qualifier, the function of captaining T20 as well as ODI (50-over) sides would certainly currently be entrusted to 2 individuals,” the cricket board claimed in a declaration.

The Kerala-born Rizwan, that has actually played 29 one-day internationals as well as 7 T20 Internationals given that making his UAE launching in 2019, is currently excepted to lead the nation in the T20 Globe Mug later on this year.

Raza, 33, will certainly remain to lead the UAE in the 50 overs style as the group objective to get the ODI Globe Mug following year.

UAE team for Asia Mug qualifiers

CP Rizwan (centre), Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind, Ahmed Raza, Basil Hameed, Rohan Mustafa, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Zawar Farid, Alishan Sharafu, Sabir Ali, Aryan Lakra, Sultan Ahmad, Junaid Siddique as well as Fahad Nawaz.

Asia Mug Qualifiers components (UAE Time)


August 20

Hong Kong vs Singapore 7:30 pm

August 21

Kuwait vs UAE 7:30 pm

August 22

Singapore vs UAE 7:30 pm

August 23

Hong Kong vs Kuwait 7:30 pm

August 24

Kuwait vs Singapore 4:30 pm

Hong Kong vs UAE 7:30 pm

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