Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cricket World Cup 2015 United state Emirates (UAE) team preview

This is the second time for UAE to qualify for world cup. Previously they played in 1996 world cup. They played in T20 world cup 2014.

Group
POOL B
Squad
Mohammed Tauqir (captain), Khurram Khan (vice-captain), Swapnil Patil, Saqlain Haider, Amjad Javed, Shaiman Anwar, Amjad Ali, Nasir Aziz, Rohan Mustafa, Manjula Guruge, A Berenger, Fahad Al Hashmi, Muhammad Naveed, Kamran Shahzad, Karate.

Coach
Aaqib Javed

Strengths
Batting is the main strength for team UAE. The UAE Squad includes several members who represented UAE at ICC World Twenty20 appearance in 2014 with Swapnil Patel, Rohan Mustafa, Kamran Shahzad. Captain Tauqir, a middle-order batsman and spinner will take UAE with his all round abilities

Weaknesses
Bowling and fielding is a worry in Cricket World Cup 2015. Pacer Mohammad Shahzad and offspinner Salman Farooq were reported for illegal bowling actions by the ICC recently, and there is no information on clearance on their bowling action. Coach Aaqib Javed, said that the side had dropped 10 catches in the three matches against Afghanistan. "Fielding is one issue I am worried about," he added.

Past world cup record and experiences
They played in the 1996 Wills World Cup but suffered defeats in the hands of South Africa, England, Pakistan and New Zealand. They won one match against Netherlands.

Fixtures
February 19: vs Zimbabwe, venue: Nelson
February 25: vs Ireland, venue: Brisbane
February 28: vs India, venue: Perth
March 4: vs Pakistan, venue: Napier
March 12: vs South Africa, venue: Wellington
March 15: vs West Indies, venue: Napier

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