In the continuation of the ODI series between the host UAE and the visitors Ireland, the second game which was earlier supposed to happen on 12th January will now be played tomorrow (18th January). UAE won the first match against the test playing nation.
The 2nd game of One Day International series between UAE and Ireland will be played on the 18th of January at Abu Dhabi cricket stadium.
The game is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM and the live feed and commentary can be seen on FanCode.
United Arab Emirates won the first match of the 4 matches ODI series against Ireland, by 6 wickets, Chundangapoyil Rizwan was the man of the match for his century while chasing.
For Ireland, Paul Sterling scored 131 runs with the help of 9 boundaries and 4 sixes while opening for his team. Their skipper Andy Balbirnie also scored a half-century.
The temperature is forecasted to be around 25-28°C on the match day and the sky will be mostly clear and sunny and the game will proceed as scheduled.
The pitch at Abu Dhabi has been a batting-friendly venue traditionally, a score of 285 is an average score on this pitch, spin bowlers will be important because of the large boundary size.
60% of the matches have been won by the chasing side here in recent 5 matches.
(Will be added when there is an update)
UAE: Rohan Mustafa, Ahmed Raza, Muhammad Usman, Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Vritya Aravind, Waheed Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Zawar Farid, Alishan Sarafu, Kashif Daud, Palneiyappa Meiaappan.
Bench: Muhammad Boota, Junaid Siddiq, Adhitya Shetty.
Ireland: Paul Sterling, Andy Balbirnie, Berry McCarthy, Craig Young, Gareth Delaney, Harry Tector, Kevin O Brian, Lorcan Tucker, Curtis Campher, Mark Adair, Andy McBrine.
Bench: Simmi Singh, Joshua Little.
Paul Sterling is the opening batsman and a part-time bowler for the Irish team, he scored a blistering century in his last match against the same opponents.
Andy Balbirnie is the skipper of the Irish team, he is a very reliable batsman and scored a half-century in his last innings of this series.
Chundangapoyil Rizwan is the top-order batsman for the UAE team, he was the man of the match of the first ODI for his a5ch winning century.
Muhammad Usman was the another Batman form the UAE side that scored a century and helped his side in winning the match, he can also bowl few overs in the middle phase.
Captain – Paul Sterling, Andy Balbirnie
Vice-Captain – Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Muhammad Usman.
Keeper – Vritya Aravind
Batsmen – Paul Sterling (C), Andy Balbirnie, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (VC), Muhammad Usman
All-rounders – Rohan Mustafa, Waheed Ahmed, Curtis Campher
Bowlers – Berry McCarthy, Ahmed Raza, Andy McBrine
Keeper – Vritya Aravind
Batsmen – Paul Sterling, Andy Balbirnie (VC), Chundangapoyil Rizwan, Muhammad Usman
All-rounders – Rohan Mustafa (C), Waheed Ahmed, Gareth Danley
Bowlers – Berry McCarthy, Ahmed Raza, Craig Young
The average score at this venue has been around 285 runs in the past few years, batsmen will be very important as per the fantasy perspective. A batting all-rounder is highly recommended as your fantasy captain.
United Arab Animates will have the home advantage and have winning momentum behind them hence they are our favourite for this game once again.
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