It will be UAE vs WI for the 1st ODI of the 3-match series between these two teams at Sharjah.
Looking at the ICC ODI Rankings for teams, the UAE is currently placed 19th in the table. Moreover, they are also in the World Cup qualifiers and will look to secure a spot in the marquee event.
Furthermore, their last ODI game was against Nepal last month and the latter won by 7 wickets. Therefore, UAE will look to do well in the series against West Indies.
While the advantage of playing at home is a fairly easy one for UAE, it will be quite difficult to win against West Indies.
Meanwhile, West Indies haven’t been their usual self in limited-overs cricket as they failed to qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup last year.
Therefore, they are also in a qualifier group for the ODI World Cup through which they can qualify.
Their last ODI series was against South Africa in March this year which got tied at 1-1.
Thus, they will now look to win this ODI series against the UAE and also secure their chances of winning a spot in the ODI World Cup.
Thus, this game will be a good one for both sides on Sunday and it will be interesting to see who wins the first game.
Match: United Arab Emirates vs West Indies, 1st ODI
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date: 4th June 2023
Time: 6:00 PM IST
The wicket at Sharjah is always a neutral one and it has always something for both batters and bowlers. Moreover, pacers will be able to take advantage of the early swing on offer here while the spinners will be more effective throughout the game. Furthermore, the average 1st innings score at this venue is 230-260 runs.
Full Squads for UAE vs WI, 1st ODI
United Arab Emirates
Ansh Tandon, Asif Khan, Ethan Carl D’Souza, Jonathan Figy, Lovepreet Bajwa, Muhammad Waseem (c), Rameez Shahzad, Aayan Afzal Khan, Ali Naseer, Basil Hameed, Fahad Nawaz, Rohan Mustafa, Aryansh Sharma (wk), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Adithya Shetty, Junaid Siddique, Palaniapan Meiyappan, Matiullah, Muhammad Farazuddin, Muhammad Jawad Ullah, Sanchit Sharma, Zahoor Khan
Alick Athanaze, Brandon King, Keacy Karty, Sharmarh Brooks, Kavem Hodge, Keemo Paul, Odean Smith, Raymon Reifer, Roston Chase, Johnson Charles (c & wk), Shai Hope (wk), Akeem Jordan, Dominic Drakes, Kevin Sinclair, Yannic Cariah
Probable Playing XI for UAE vs WI, 1st ODI
United Arab Emirates
Muhammad Waseem (c), Vriitya Aravind (wk), Basil Hameed, Muhammad Jawad Ullah, Aayan Afzal Khan, Asif Khan, Zahoor Khan, Rohan Mustafa, Fahaz Nawaz, Rameez Shahzad, Junaid Siddique
Shai Hope (c & wk), Brandon King (vc), Alick Athanaze, Shamarh Brooks, Roston Chase, Dominic Drakes, Akeem Jordan, Kevin Sinclair, Keemo Paul, Raymon Reifer, Odean Smith
Match Prediction for UAE vs WI, 1st ODI
From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that West Indies will win the first game due to their batting lineup.
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