Muhammad Tanveer has four fifties across 15 T20I innings for Qatar.
The 1st game of the 3-match T20I series will be played between Qatar and Uganda at West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.
The match starts at 6:00 PM local time (3:00 PM GMT) (8:30 PM IST).
Qatar will be hosting Uganda in a 3-match T20I series starting on Wednesday at the West End Park Stadium in Doha. Uganda’s tour of Qatar is sandwiched between two One-Day matches. The visitors played Qatar President’s XI on Tuesday a game which they lost while defending a target over 260. All the three matches of this T20I series will be day/night games and are likely to be high-scoring ones. Uganda will be touring India after this where they will be part of six one-day matches till the end of February.
The weather is unlikely to play any effect over the first T20I game on Wednesday starting at 6 PM local time.
The West End Park International Stadium can well be considered as a high-scoring venue given the records in the T20I matches at this venue. This ground has an average score of 148 and the chasing team losing only once in six matches. The venue recorded a successful chase of 200+ target and also witnessed a team getting bowled out for only 101 batting first.
Average 1st innings score: 148 (Men’s T20Is)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tie – 1
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Kamran Khan, Faisal Javed Khan, Saqlain Arshad, Muhammad Tanveer, Mohammed Rizlan (WK), Zaheeruddeen Ibrahim, Noman Sarwar, Muhammad Imran Ashraf, Muhammad Nadeem, Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry (C), Gayan Buddika.
Bench – Muhammad Awais Malik, Khurram Shahzad, Imal Malindu.
Roger Mukasa, Saud Islam, Zephania Arinaitwe, Arnold Otwani (WK), Frank Akankwasa, Duesdedit Muhumuza, Brian Mark Masaba (C), Frank Nsubuga, Charles Waiswa, Henry Ssenyondo, Fred Achelam.
Bench – Kenneth Waiswa, Trevor Bukenya, Richard Agamire.
Muhammad Tanveer has been Qatar’s ace batsman having scored 428 runs across 15 T20I innings at a solid average of 38.9. Tanveer scored four T20I fifties; two more than any player for Qatar and also took a wicket in three innings he bowled. Their skipper Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry has got some incredible numbers in this format as he picked up 26 wickets from only 15 T20I matches at a strike rate of 12. Charles Waiswa has played all four T20Is of Uganda and has picked up 8 wickets with help of a 4-wicket haul. Roger Mukasa is an experienced campaigner for the Uganda who represented them in 144 matches across all formats scoring 3222 runs with three centuries and 14 fifties.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Muhammad Tanveer, Noman Sarwar, Arnold Otwani
Vice-captain options – Kamran Khan, Roger Mukasa, Duesdedit Muhumuza
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Mohammed Rizlan, Arnold Otwani
Batters – Muhammad Tanveer, Roger Mukasa (VC), Zaheeruddeen Ibrahim
All-Rounders – Noman Sarwar (C), Charles Waiswa
Bowlers – Brian Mark Masaba, Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry, Saud Islam, Gayan Buddika
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Faisal Javed Khan, Arnold Otwani (C)
Batters – Muhammad Tanveer (VC), Roger Mukasa, Duesdedit Muhumuza
All-Rounders – Noman Sarwar, Kamran Khan, Charles Waiswa
Bowlers – Brian Mark Masaba, Iqbal Hussain Chaudhry, Saud Islam
Saud Islam of Uganda has been wrongly listed as a bowler in the Dream11 fantasy. The Uganda player is fresh of a century in the One-Day match against Qatar President’s XI which he scored opening the innings on Tuesday. Thus, he is likely to be a crucial name in the fantasy team for the first match.
The Qatar team is expected to defeat Uganda in this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.