New Zealand vs United Arab Emirates 1st T20I Highlights 2023, Thursday 17-8-2023. New Zealand tour of United Arab Emirates 2023, Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
UAE have won the toss and they have elected to field first.
New Zealand team: Tim Seifert, Chad Bowes, Dane Cleaver (wk), Mark Chapman, Mitchell Santner, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Cole McConchie, Kyle Jamieson, Tim Southee (c), Ben Lister
United Arab Emirates team: Muhammad Waseem (c), Aryansh Sharma (wk), Vriitya Aravind, Asif Khan, Ansh Tandon, Basil Hameed, Ali Naseer, Aayan Khan, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan
Head to Head In T20I’s: 0
New Zealand Won: 0
United Arab Emirates Won: 0
New Zealand T20I Rankings: 3rd
United Arab Emirates T20I Rankings: 16th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
New Zealand WWLLW
United Arab Emirates LWLWL
Match Timings: 2 PM GMT | 6 PM Local
Umpires – Aasif Iqbal, Akbar Ali
TV Umpire – Shiju Sam
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Suneej K Thottathil
Match number – T20I no. 2198
(On what he makes of this game) It is an honour for us to be playing against New Zealand. We were very close (to winning) but lost due to a lack of experience. (On the communication when youngsters were coming in to bat) We are telling them to play deep into the innings. We lost early wickets and then wickets in the middle. (Plans for Saturday and Sunday) Very happy with the performance and we will take the positives from this game. From my side, he (Aryansh) will get 500 (samosas) for this performance (laughs).
Tim Southee, the New Zealand captain is also the Player of the Match:
It was a good game of cricket. We came to expect that. They are a growing side and they showed it tonight. (On the conditions) Number of guys have been playing cricket in different parts of the world. We had a couple of days of training and we had to adapt. When you travel, you get used to different conditions. They (UAE) are a quality side, they are improving. Youngsters playing with that sort of freedom – it is exciting.