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ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 - United Arab Emirates - Team Preview

UAE players during the warm-up game against West Indies
UAE players during the warm-up game against West Indies

The United Arab Emirates are attempting to secure a place in the ICC World Cup for the third time as they take the field in Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

Having previously played in the Qualifiers in 1994 and 2014, UAE will be hoping to make an impact this time around and they made it to the tournament after beating Nepal in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division Two. UAE can take some confidence from the way they chased 300 against Scotland in Dubai but suffered defeats in both their warm-up games against Nepal and West Indies in Kwekwe and Harare respectively.

Group: They will have to deal with West Indies, Ireland, Netherlands and Papua New Guinea in Group A.


v Papua New Guinea, Harare Sports Club, 4th March
v West Indies, Old Hararians, Harare, 6th March
v Netherlands, Harare Sports Club, 8th March
v Ireland, Old Hararians, Harare, 12th March


Rohan Mustafa (captain), Ashfaq Ahmed, Ghulam Shabber, Rameez Shahzad, Mohammed Usman, Shaiman Anwar, Adnan Mufti, Mohammed Boota, Chirag Suri, Mohammed Naveed, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Amir Hayat, Zahoor Khan, Qadeer Ahmed

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