Asia Cup 2022 – UAE

UAE have named CP Rizwan as their new T20I captain. The center-order batter takes over from left-arm spinner Ahmed Raza, who will proceed to steer the staff in ODIs.

Rizwan’s first project would be the Asia Cup Qualifier, which is about to run from August 20 to 24 in Al Amerat. UAE are among the many 4 groups participating within the Qualifier, from which the winner will undergo to hitch Full Members Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the primary event, which begins within the UAE on August 27.

UAE revealed the choice to maneuver to separate captaincy in a media launch asserting the squad for the Asia Cup Qualifier. The discharge steered that the choice committee had reviewed the staff’s current ODI performances and determined to nominate captains with “sole-format focus” as a way to create a “robust management succession plan”.

Raza is UAE’s most profitable captain in T20Is. The staff has gained 18 of its 27 matches below him, most lately securing a spot on the T20 World Cup by profitable Qualifier A in Al Amerat in February. UAE’s win within the last of that event was the fifth straight time they’d overwhelmed Eire in T20Is.

Rizwan, who takes over from Raza, has solely performed seven T20Is, by which he has scored 100 runs at a mean of 16.66 and a strike charge of 101.01. He was not a part of the UAE XI of their final 10 T20Is, and his final match in that format got here in October 2021.

“UAE’s T20 recreation is in good-standing and has distinctive depth,” the discharge stated. “This technique comes on the optimum time to evaluate what’s finest for this format shifting into the (ICC T20) World Cup and past. UAE’s Excessive Efficiency unit believes this presents a stable alternative to think about and open up all choices – participant make-up and captaincy – to take the sport ahead.

“Due to this fact, Ahmed Raza will proceed because the UAE’s ODI (50-over format) captain, the place it’s anticipated that, below his steering and expertise, UAE’s ODI efficiency will reap the advantages of his data to create a winning-culture, whereas CP Rizwan has been named T20 captain for the upcoming Asia Cup marketing campaign.”

UAE staff for Asia Cup Qualifier: CP Rizwan (capt), Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem, Vriitya Aravind, Ahmed Raza, Basil Hameed, Rohan Mustafa, Kashif Daud, Karthik Meiyappan, Zahoor Khan, Zawar Farid, Alishan Sharafu, Sabir Ali, Aryan Lakra, Sultan Ahmad, Junaid Siddique, Fahad Nawaz.


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