After losing the very first match Pakistan against India now they are ready for their next match against the United Arab Emirates today. After Amir’s performance now Pakistan team may not feel pressure against any team even India because Amir is not the only good bowler in the Pakistan team there is a lot of more talent for good bowling like Irfan, Wahab and also Sami. Pakistan batsmen played their first match against India in very under pressure but from now if they try their real strength (whatever it is) in the next matches then the Pakistan team has a chance to meet again against India in final.
How the United Arab Emirates team won their matches in qualifying round same they are loosing here in big matches very sad. Four fast bowlers seem the best way forward for Pakistan, so Mohammad Nawaz may still be sidelined. Imad Wasim, although a left-arm spinner too, may not be excluded so easily considering he can be a handy middle-order batsman. Perhaps he might come into the XI in place of Khurram Manzoor. UAE has had major issues with their batting, as totals of 82 and 115 for 9 suggest, but there are not many options in their squad.
Pitch and weather report
Oh, don’t act like you’ve not loved the fast bowlers having a little fun. Mirpur has been sporting and good batsmen seem to like it too. Virat Kohli, last night, said Mohammad Amir’s spell was the kinda batsman wants to play and prove himself with.
Pakistan team: 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Sharjeel Khan, 3 Shoaib Malik, 4 Umar Akmal, 5 Imad Wasim, 6 Shahid Afridi (capt), 7 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), 8 Wahab Riaz, 9 Mohammad Sami, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Mohammad Irfan
UAE team: 1 Rohan Mustafa, 2 Muhammad Kaleem, 3 Mohammad Shahzad, 4 Shaiman Anwar, 5 Mohammad Usman, 6 Amjad Javed (capt), 7 Swapnil Patil (wk), 8 Saqlain Haider, 9 Fahad Tariq, 10 Mohammad Naveed, 11 Ahmed Raza
Today’s match will be 514th Twenty/20 International match.
MATCH: T20 Asia Cup 2016 6th Match – Pakistan v United Arab Emirates
TIME: 19:30 local time (13:30 GMT)
VENUE: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur (Bangladesh)
DATE: February 29th, 2016.
United Arab Emirates have won the toss and decided to bat first