3rd match of T20 Asia Cup 2016 will be played today between Bangladesh v United Arab Emirates at the same pitch Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Friday 26th Feb 2016. Both teams had lost their first matches and now today they will play against each other.
Bangladesh cricket team performance was not so good against India in the first match, Al-Amin Hossain took three wickets in four overs with 37 and he was the only fast bowler who bowled well. A Nehra from India dismissed three Bangladesh big batsmen and he did a very big job for India.
United Arab Emirates won the toss and elected to field
Another side United Arab Emirates team does unbelievable job in qualifying round and surprised the all Asian countries but in their first big match against Sri Lanka they lost by 14 runs behind from the target which was 130 and I think that was a brilliant performance from United Arab Emirates team because against SL Malinga and KMDN Kulasekara bowling attack they survived but not completely just reach near the target. According to me, the United Arab Emirates team position is better than the hosts.
Bangladesh is likely to bench Imrul Kayes and the choice could be between Nurul Hasan, who did reasonably well against Zimbabwe last month, and Nasir Hossain, who was dropped for that series. UAE is trying to rebuild a new core of players since the retirements of Khurram Khan, Mohammad Tauqir and Saqib Ali. They got through the qualifying tournament without too much shuffling of personnel, but the loss to Sri Lanka may prompt a rethink.
Pitch and weather information
The oddball has seamed about at Shere Bangla stadium, with the groundsmen keeping some grass on the pitch, mainly to hold it together. The weather is set to be fair in Dhaka on Friday.
United Arab Emirates team
Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Kaleem, Mohammad Shahzad, Muhammad Usman, Shaiman Anwar, SP Patil†, Saqlain Haider, Amjad Javed*, Mohammad Naveed, Ahmed Raza, Fahad Tariq
Nurul Hasan, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim†, Mashrafe Mortaza*, Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
MATCH: T20 Asia Cup 2016 3rd Match – Bangladesh v United Arab Emirates
TIME: 19:30 local time (13:30 GMT)
VENUE: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (Bangladesh)
DATE: February 26th, 2016.