UAE gear up for historic four-match ODI series in Zimbabwe

Sport360 staff 09:03 09/04/2019
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UAE captain Mohammad Naveed.

The UAE will take on Zimbabwe in a historic four-match ODI series, starting Wednesday.

After starting the 2018/19 season with a landmark T20I against Australia in October last year, UAE will reach another milestone when they play their first ever bilateral ODI series against a full Test nation – Zimbabwe.

“We have a very strong relationship with Zimbabwe Cricket having established a reciprocal playing agreement in 2017 which commenced with our national side playing Zimbabwe A in a five-match series during their tour of the UAE. We are thrilled that our national side will now be playing their first ODI series against a full Test nation,” Waleed Bukhatir, Emirates Cricket Board member and chief selector, said.

“This series is a testament to the quality of not only UAE’s national side, but to the growing levels and abilities of associate cricket,” added Bukhatir.

The matches will be played on April 10, 12, 14 and 16 at the Harare Sports Club. The team will be captained by Mohammad Naveed and sees the return of veteran Rohan Mustafa in the 50-over format.

UAE team: Mohammad Naveed (c), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Muhammad Usman, CP Rizwan, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Boota, Ghulam Shabbir, Sultan Ahmed, Imran Haider, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Qadeer Ahmed

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