New Zealand will face the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the first twenty-first International match of a three-game series on Thursday in Dubai. This will be their first meeting in the game’s shortest format.
While New Zealand’s second-place team will be led by driver Tim Southee, the UAE will be led by Muhammad Waseem, who will make his T20I captaincy debut.
The Black Hats are close to a 2-2 draw against Pakistan away in April while the UAE faces a 1-2 defeat to Afghanistan at home in February.
Here are the predicted play XIs ahead of the first T20I:
NEW ZEALAND PREDICTED XII
Tim Seifert (wk), Chad Bowes, Will Young, Mark Chapman, Dean Foxcroft, Rachin Ravindra, James Neesham, Tim Southee (c), Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Jacob Duffy.
Muhammad Waseem (c), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Basil Hameed, Asif Khan, Ansh Tandon, Aryansh Sharma, Ali Naseer, Sanchit Sharma, Mohammad Jawadullah, Junaid Siddique, Jash Giyanani.
NZ vs UAE 1ST T20I DREAM11
Tim Seifert (vc), Vriitya Aravind
Actor: Muhammad WaseemMark ChapmanWill Young
Mitchell Santner (c), James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra
Tim SoutheeKyle Jamieson Jacob Duffy
Team composition: UAE 2:9 NZ Credit remaining: 11.0
Tim Southee (c), Chad Bowes, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Rachin Ravindra, Will Young, Dean Foxcroft, Cole McConchie, Mitchell Santner, Dane Cleaver (week), Tim Seifert (week), Adithya Ashok, Kyle Jamieson, Ben Lister , Jacob Duffy.
United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Waseem (c), Ali Naseer, Ansh Tandon, Aryansh Sharma (wk), Asif Khan, Aayan Afzal Khan, Basil Hameed, Ethan D’Souza, Mohammed Faraazuddin, Jash Giyanani, Junaid Siddique, Lovepreet Singh, Mohammad Jawadullah, Sanchit Sharma , Vriitya Aravind (wk), Zahoor Khan.
NEW ZEALAND VS UAE T20I SERIES 2023 LIVE INFORMATION
The first T20I between New Zealand and the UAE will be broadcast LIVE on Star Sports Network in India at 7:30pm IST. The match will also be available to stream LIVE on fan code applications and websites.