UAE U20 - News & Discussion

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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Sun Aug 29, 2021 10:31 am

Good stuff, Moose. Our spinners were brilliant. I think Abdel, Ghafur and Abdulah took 30 wickets between them. They’ll all be in our World Cup squad so I’m hoping they can continue their good form.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:51 am

The Youth T20 World Cup begins next Monday 13th September (16:00 game time). We've been drawn into group 2 against Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand, Netherlands, and South Africa.

Touring Squad:

Anwar Abdel (Emirates Academy)
Mustafa Abdel (Sons of Pitches)
Wahid Abdu'llah (Old Nova Scotians)
Nazmi Abdulah (Emirates Academy)
Akram Ata (Old Nova Scotians)
Junaid Fattah (Emirates Academy)
Tawfiq Ghafur (Birds XI)
Jawad Habib (Flaming Balls of Fury)
Ghiyath Hamdi (RedPanthers)
Hussein Hussein (PKF Tigers 2nd XI)
Naji Isam (Old Nova Scotians)
Isra'il Khaleel (Laverton Cricket Club)
Ahmad Kamal (Emirates Academy)
Gadil Khatib (Pedonkadonk)
Salman Nasser (Emirates Academy)
Abbas Rafi (Laputa Wonderers)
Nazmi Rafi (Emirates Academy)
Faraz Temiz (Twelfth Men II)

Half of our squad coming from two sides. Congrats to Penky and HeyTrueBrew and having such a solid representation.

Best performers leading up to WC Qualification:

Gadil Murat - 125 runs @ 41.67

Faraz Temiz - 95 runs @ 31.67

Salam Ibraheem - 6 wickets @ 15.50

Gadil Khatib - 5 wickets @ 12.00

UAE U20 at their last T20 World Cup:

Season 44 YT20 World Cup - 6th place, 1 win, 4 losses

Best YT20 World Cup Performance:

Season 42 YT20 World Cup - Semi Final against England U20 (lost by two runs)

UAE U20 have never participated in a T20 World Cup Final.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by Exquisiteblue » Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:49 am

Good luck lads. Sure you'll be awesome :party
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by lion4life » Tue Sep 07, 2021 5:25 am

Good luck guys :thumbsup
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:53 am

The U20 World Cup kicks off today - 1600.

Home UAE U20
Away Sri Lanka U20
Ground Chinook Ridge
League U-20 T20 World Cup
Date 13 Sep. 21 16:00
Pitch Uneven
Weather (forecast) Sunny

The u20 t20 record between these two teams is tight.

18 fixtures - 9 UAE wins, 8 UAE losses, 1 draw.

Last time: 4/8/21 🇦🇪 won by 6 wickets (green humid)
Last time on an uneven pitch: 7/1/21 match drawn
Last time on a sunny day: 24/2/20 🇱🇰 won by 19 runs
Overall record on an uneven pitch: 2 W / 2 L / 1 D
Overall record on a Sunny day: 2 W / 2 L
The two teams have never met on an uneven pitch on a Sunny day.

Let’s go get it done! 🇦🇪
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:56 am

U20 T20 Group 2:
Netherlands 🇳🇱
UAE 🇦🇪
South Africa 🇿🇦
Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
New Zealand 🇳🇿
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:17 am

Need to finish top 2 of the group to be involved in the semi finals.

We 🇦🇪 sit 11/18 teams in the world in the u20 t20 rankings currently. In our last t20 hitout we finished 3rd of the Div 2 tour.

South Africa 🇿🇦
Ranked 2/18
4th in last t20 tour (Div 1)

New Zealand 🇳🇿
Ranked 3/18
3rd in last t20 tour (Div 1)

England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Ranked 6/18
6th in last t20 tour (Div 1)

Sri Lanka 🇱🇰
Ranked 7/18
5th in last t20 tour (Div 2)

Netherlands 🇳🇱
Ranked 10/18
6th in last t20 tour (Div 2)

UAE 🇦🇪
Ranked 11/18
3rd in last t20 tour (Div 2)
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:29 am

I would like to be the ever optimist and say I’m confident we will shine through and win all the upsets and sail through the semi.

But let me put my realist hat on for a minute.
Here’s some facts and facts only:
We are the bottom ranked team in the group
In season 48 we beat the Netherlands and Sri Lanka in t20 matches.
In season 46 we drew with Sri Lanka and lost to South Africa.
In season 45 we lost to New Zealand and Sri Lanka

In our last World Cup (season 45)
Beat England
Lost to New Zealand, West Indies and Australia

I haven’t fully reviewed the ratings or player in and outs. But my initial gut feeling is that if we can snag two wins this World Cup it’ll be a valiant effort.

Realistically to me it feels like New Zealand and South Africa will go through top with maybe England close behind.

I’d love to be wrong and it would be great to grab a few scalps.

Let’s give it our all and hopefully have some wins to discuss.

It’s our turn to make history 🇦🇪 🇦🇪 🙏🏻 🙏🏻
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by heppa » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:29 am

Nice review Moose. You're spot on when you say two wins will be a good effort considering the strengths of our opponents, however it's T20 - anything can happen. We want nothing short of qualifying for the semi finals, otherwise what's the point!

First game is up against the Sri Lankans on an uneven deck. They have some scary looking fast and fast-medium bowlers. I think if we can avoid being rattled by those guys, we'll have a chance of winning this one.

Our big players this week will be Kamal, Fattah, Ghafur, and both Abdels. If these guys can perform to their potential, we'll give this a good go!
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by Exquisiteblue » Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:45 pm

Here's hoping people! Can't wait to see it get going.
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by Penky » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:06 pm

Yep, got to to be shooting for the stars in a WC! It's the first one either NT side has made it to since the end of season 45, so we really want to give a good account of ourselves!

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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by Penky » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:03 pm

J. Habib (lfm) 4-0-33-0, C. Lucas 4 (3b), S. Gazali 0 (0b)
End of over 20 (8 runs) - Sri Lanka U20(167-4) RR 8.35

Ah, well, thats not ideal

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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by Penky » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:07 pm

V. de Mel (rf) 4-0-23-3, W. Abdu'llah 21 (13b), G. Khatib 1 (2b)
End of over 20 (2 runs) - UAE U20(150-7). 18 runs required from 0 overs. RR 7.50 RRR 0.00

Valiant effort, mostly from Ata, but ultimately conceded too many

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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Sep 13, 2021 8:58 pm

World Cup Match # 1

Home UAE U20
Away Sri Lanka U20
Ground Chinook Ridge
League U-20 T20 World Cup
Date 13 Sep. 21 16:00
Crowd 17,500
Weather Sunny
Pitch Uneven

Sri Lanka U20 won the toss and elected to bat.

UAE U20 Sri Lanka U20
Batting - Top Order 10,543 11,011
Batting - Middle Order 8,587 7,675
Batting - Tail 4,283 4,001
Bowling - Seam 9,473 (16) 9,444 (16)
Bowling - Spin 12,948 (4) 12,206 (4)
Fielding/Keeping 11,678 10,190
Overall 175,246 167,302

Sri Lanka U20 won by 17 runs

The Match in a Tweet: Sri Lankan Openers combine 150 run partnership. They scored all but 13 of the runs for Sri Lanka.

Man of the Match: Gadil Khatib (UAE)

Our best:
Gadil Khatib - fought hard on a tough day for our bowlers. 3/33 off his 4 overs. All 3 wickets coming in the 19th over.

Akram Ata - a bit of a lone wolf in our chase. A nice little effort from Ata with 69 runs before being run out in the penultimate over.

Around the Grounds:
Group B:
England beat the Netherlands by 4 wickets.
New Zealand beat South Africa by 2 wickets.

Group A:
USA beat Zimbabwe by 7 runs.
Australia beat Scotland by 4 runs.
India beat the West Indies by 4 wickets.

Tune in at 1600 tomorrow as we take on South Africa.

Trust in the process 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🇦🇪🇦🇪🇦🇪
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Re: UAE U20 - News & Discussion

Post by MrMoose » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:02 pm

U20 T20 Group 2 after 1 match played:

1. Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 1 win +0.85 NRR
2. England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 1 win +0.44 NRR
3. New Zealand 🇳🇿 1 win +0.38 NRR
4. South Africa 🇿🇦 0 wins -0.38 NRR
5. Netherlands 🇳🇱 0 wins -0.44 NRR
6. UAE 🇦🇪 0 wins -0.85 NRR
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