Market Desk (sports): Bangladesh is clashing with the UAE in the first T20I of the 2 match series today. After a dismal Asia Cup 2022 campaign, Bangladesh is desperate to win ahead of next month’s ICC T20 World Cup. While hosts UAE will aim for a spirited performance against the Bangladesh.
Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh’s regular captain will be unavailable as he is currently playing for Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2022. Nurul Hasan, the team’s wicketkeeper batter will captain the team in his absence. Nurul Hasan joins the 17 player T20 squad after recovering from finger injury that hindered him from playing in recently finished Zimbabwe series as well as Asia Cup in UAE.
On the other side, the UAE cricket team, which is led by Chundangapoyil Rizwan has also unveiled its 18 player roster for the upcoming series. He will have Vriitya Aravind as his deputy. Former UAE captain Rohan Mustafa has been sidelined for both Bangladesh series and the ICC T20 WC in 2022.