United Arab Emirates Cricket team will be hosting Australia in a one-off T20I match at the Sheikh Zayed cricket stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday, October 22, 2018. The two teams have never played each other in any international game before.

Live updates:

Overs 17: UAE 82/5

UAE wins the toss and decides to bat first

The match is scheduled to start at 2:00 PM local, 10:00 AM GMT.

Where to watch

Fox Sports will be televising the match live in Australia. PTV Sports has the hosting rights for the match in Pakistan and will be broadcasting the game via several means such as Television, YouTube and Facebook. Foxtel Sports will also live stream the match on their website and app.

The United Arab Emirates side will be taking this game as one shot at creating history by stunning the world champions Australia. The side has some quality players with experience such as Rohan Mustafa, Chirag Suri, Shaiman Anwar. Pacer Mohammad Naveed has been in some really good form in the recently concluded Afghanistan Premier League, so he will play a key role in the line-up.

Batting heavy Australia seems tough on paper

Australia is expected to their best four at the top of the order. D'Arcy Short, Chris Lynn and Glenn Maxwell have been in good form in the domestic 50-over tournament, while captain Aaron Finch had to good start to his Test career in the UAE against Pakistan earlier this month.

Crictracker predicted that Ben McDermott could make his T20 debut while Alex Carey will continue his role as the wicketkeeper in the T20I side.

The visitors are expected to rest some players like Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Nathan Coulter-Nile for this match, keeping in mind the three-match T20I series against Pakistan starting on October 24. Ashton Agar and Adam Zampa will find a place as the two spinners.

The pitch in Abu Dhabi has generally been good for batting and would continue to be the same for this one-off clash. With the match starting in the afternoon rather than evening, the conditions are expected to be really tough for the players. The temperatures are likely to stay slightly above 30 degrees, with the stadium completely baked in sunshine.

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