United States of America (USA) on Friday made their T20 International debut at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai. The USA cricket team is currently on tour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and faced the home side in the first of the two-match T20I series. However, the match was abandoned due to the rain. UAE offered the USA to bat first and the visitors managed to score 152 for seven in 15 overs. USA Cricket Announced as ICC's 105th Member.
In response, UAE lost two wickets for just 29 runs in 3.3 overs before heavens opened up. The UAE were set a revised target of 143 in 13 overs. Though there was no result in the match, the USA became the 28th nation to play men’s T20I.
USA’s inclusion was approved by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in January 2019 and became ICC’s 105th member. USA made their ODI debut in 2004 against New Zealand at the Oval where the USA faced a massive defeat from New Zealand, who won the match by 210 runs. New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting: Virat Kohli, Shahid Afridi and Other Cricketers React After Christchurch Attack.
"Of course, it's the first T20 International USA is playing, so we want to win, so winning is important, but having said that, at the end of this year there's a big tournament coming up, the T20 global qualifier and regional qualifiers. So we want to see what is our best combination and best players for that version,” USA coach Pubudu Dassanayake was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
UAE vs USA Full Schedule
Only T20I will be international fixture in the USA’s tour of UAE. The USA will play seven 50-over matches.
- March 15: UAE vs UAE 1st T20I – 3:30 PM IST – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
- March 16: UAE vs UAE 2nd T20I – 3:30 PM IST – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
- March 18: UAE vs USA 11:30 AM IST – 50 Overs – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
- March 19: USA v Lancashire 11:30 AM IST – 50 Overs – ICC Academy Oval 1, Dubai
- March 21: USA v UAE XI 11:30 AM IST– 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
- March 22: USA v UAE XI 11:30 AM IST– 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
- March 24: USA v UAE XI 11:30 AM IST – 50 Overs – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
- March 25: USA v UAE 11:30 AM IST – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
- March 28: USA v UAE 11:30 AM IST – Sevens Cricket Ground, Dubai
UAE vs USA T20I Series Live Streaming and Live Score:
The T20Is series between UAE and USA will be streamed live on USA Cricket’s official Youtube channel here. You can also follow UAE vs USA Live score on LatestLY by clicking here.
UAE Squad: Mohammad Naveed (c), Abdul Shakoor (wk), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Shaiman Anwar, Rameez Shahzad, Amjad Gul, CP Rizwan, Mohammad Boota, Ahmed Raza, Imran Haider, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan, Amir Hayat
USA Squad: Saurabh Netravalkar (c), Monank Patel (wk), Steven Taylor, Timil Patel, Xavier Marshall, Jaskaran Malhotra, Elmore Hutchinson, Hayden Walsh, Jasdeep Singh, Roy Silva, Jannisar Khan, Aaron Jones, Nosthush Kenjige, Ali Khan