United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, 2nd T20I

Rahmanullah Gurbaz - Afghanistan

Match Preview

Tomorrow, the UAE will take on Afghanistan in the 2nd T20I at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Additionally, Afghanistan has won the first game by five wickets and will be hoping to seal the series.

Meanwhile, the UAE batted brilliantly in the first innings with contributions from CP Rizwan and Muhammad Waseem.

However, they could score only 142 in their 20 overs which made the game easy for Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan reached the target with only five balls to spare and with five wickets in hand.

The stars for Afghanistan were Karim Janat and Afsar Zazai who made 38 and 48 runs respectively.

Skipper Rashid Khan was in great touch as well as he took 2 wickets for 34 runs in the first match.

For the UAE, Junaid Siddique picked up two wickets but his efforts were futile.

Moreover, the UAE will now be hoping to turn things around in the second T20I tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Date: 18th February 2023

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Pitch Report

Fortunately, the pitch at Sheikh Zayed Stadium is a really good one. Moreover, both batters and bowlers will have a good time in tomorrow’s game. However, it will still be a low-scoring match between the two sides.

Full Squads for United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I

United Arab Emirates

Alishan Sharafu, Ansh Tandon, CP Rizwan, Muhammad Waseem, Aayan Afzal Khan, Basil Hameed, Fahad Nawaz, Rohan Mustafa (c), Sanchit Sharma, Zawar Farid, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Junaid Siddique, Palaniapan Meiyappan, Muhammad Jawad Ullah, Akif Raja, Zahoor Khan


Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Sediqullah Atal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rahmat Shah, Shahidullah, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Abdul Rahman, Bilal Sami, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nangeyalia Kharote, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan (c), Zahir Khan

Probable Playing XI for United Arab Emirates vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I

United Arab Emirates

Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind (wk), CP Rizwan (c), Rohan Mustafa, Basil Hameed, Aayan Afzal Khan, Zawar Farid, Sanchit Sharma, Junaid Siddique, Zahoor Khan, Muhammad Jawadullah


Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai (wk), Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan (c), Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Predicted Winner

Lastly, from the team combinations, it looks like Afghanistan will win this game because they played well in the first T20I.

What’s more, the UAE has to rack up its brains if they want to defeat Afghanistan in tomorrow’s game.

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