UAE face double header against Netherlands
The UAE's Darius D'Silva receives his cap on his T20i debut against the Netherlands. - Twitter
Dubai - The teams meet again at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Monday, with the UAE aiming to go 2-0 up in the four-match series. It is a double-header with the third match to be played out on Tuesday, at The Hague Cricket Ground.
The UAE cricket team will be looking to carry on the momentum when they square off against the Netherlands over back-to-back T20 Internationals on Monday and Tuesday.
Dougie Brown's men couldn't have asked for a better start to their tour of the Netherlands when they beat the hosts by 13 runs in the first T20.
The teams meet again at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen on Monday, with the UAE aiming to go 2-0 up in the four-match series. It is a double-header with the third match to be played out on Tuesday, at The Hague Cricket Ground.
Meanwhile, with an eye on the ICC World T20 qualifiers and beyond, the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) have appointed Monty Desai as the batting coach.
Desai comes in with quite a bit of experience, having been involved with teams like Afghanistan, Canada and Nepal.
He was Afghanistan's batting coach during the 2018 World Cup qualification in Zimbabwe. Desai also coached Canada during their ICC World Cricket League Division 2 campaign. He has also had stints with IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions.
Desai's recent appointment was with Andhra in Indian domestic cricket. "UAE cricket is embarking on an exceptionally busy playing schedule where we have three important tournaments for two of our representative sides - the 2020 ICC U-19 World Cup, the World T20 qualifiers as well as the World Cricket League Division 2 matches," Zayed Abbas, ECB Member and Spokesperson, said on Sunday.
"The importance of securing success in all three campaigns is of the highest priority," he added.