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Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – Group B: squads and draw

UAE, Ireland, Oman, Hong Kong, Canada, Jersey and Nigeria will play their group matches in Abu Dhabi


Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – Group B squads and draw. Full draw here. Group A squads here.

Group matches 18 – 27 October. Play-offs 29 – 31 October. Finals 1 – 2 November.

Group B (Sheikh Zayed Stadium Abu Dhabi 1 & 2)

United Arab Emirates (Ranked 13) – Barny Read’s preview “Unexplained absences, Raza left holding the chalice” | UAE fixing scandal
Ireland (15) – Tasneem-Summer Khan’s preview – “Not resting on either laurels or clovers”
Oman (18) – Nishadh Rego’s preview: “Tournament favourites or mere pretenders?”
Hong Kong (19) – Tim Cutler preview: “Fight or flight
Canada (24) – Nick Skinner’s preview: “Out of the Wilderness?”
Jersey (25) – Dan Kelly’s preview: “Dare to dream”
Nigeria (39) – Denis Musali’s preview: “Opportunity meets the prepared”


(Announced 17 September)

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Mohammed Naveed (captain), Rohan Mustafa, Ashfaq Ahmed, Rameez Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammed Usman, Mohammed Boota, Zawar Farid, Ghulam Shabber, Ahmed Raza, Sultan Ahmed, Imran Haider, Qadeer Ahmed, Chirag Suri, Zahoor Khan


(Announced 28 September)

Gary Wilson (c), Mark Adair, Andy Balbirnie, David Delany, Gareth Delany, George Dockrell, Shane Getkate, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.


(Announced 15 September)

Oman squad: Zeeshan Maqsood (captain), Aqib Ilyas (Vice-captain), Jatinder Singh, Suraj Kumar, Khawar Ali, Sandeep Goud, Muhammed Naseem Khushi, Mehran Khan, Khurram Nawaz Khan, Sufyan Mahmood, Syed Amir Kaleem, Jay Odedara, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Kaleemullah and Bilal Khan.

Hong Kong

(Announced 11 September)

Aizaz Khan (C), Kinchit Shah (VC), Aarush Bhagwat, Ahsan Abassi, Babar Hayat, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Ghazanfer Mohammad, Kyle Christie, Nasrulla Rana, Nizakat Khan, Scott McKechnie (WK), Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan, Haroon Arshad*, Raag Kapur*, Shahid Wasif*, Simondeep Singh^

Our story on Anshuman Rath switching allegiance to India here.

*denotes replacement players for Babar Hayat, Ehsan Nawaz and Tanveer Ahmed; story here.
^replacement player for Waqas Khan who withdrew due to birth of first child.


Nick Skinner’s preview

(Announced 10 October)

Navneet Dhaliwal (C), Abraash Khan, Dilon Heyliger, Hamza Tariq, Jeremy Gordon, Junaid Siddiqui, Nicholas Kirton, Nikhil Dutta, Nitish Kumar, Ravinderpal Singh, Rizwan Cheema, Rodrigo Thomas, Romesh Eranga, Saad Zafar, Srimantha Wijeyeratne


(Announced 17 September)

Chuggy Perchard (C), Corey Bison, Dom Blampied, Harrison Carlyon, Jake Dunford, Nick Ferraby, Nick Greenwood, Anthony Hawkins-Kay, Elliot Miles, Rhys Palmer, Will Robertson, Jonty Jenner, Ben Stevens, Julius Sumerauer, Ben Ward


Denis Musali’s preview.

Ademola Onikoyi (c), Abiodun Abioye, Sesan Adedeji, Vincent Adewoye, Daniel Ajekun, Chima Akachukwu, Yusuf Gershon, Daniel Gim, Taiwo Mohammed, Segun Ogundipe, Sylvester Okpe, Chimezie Onwuzulike, Leke Oyede, Sulaimon Runsewe

Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier – Group B Tournament Matches + Play Offs (matches in italics will be broadcast)

18 October: Hong Kong v Ireland (14h10) report, Oman v UAE (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi report.

19 October: Jersey v Nigeria (14h10) report, Ireland v UAE (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report.

20 October: Hong Kong v Oman (14h10) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report, Canada v Jersey (10h00) at ADC 1 report.

21 October: Hong Kong v UAE (14h10) report, Canada v Nigeria (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report; Ireland v Oman (14h10) at ADC 1.

22 October: UAE v Jersey (14h10) at ADC 1 report.

23 October: Ireland v Canada (14h10) report, Hong Kong v Jersey (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report; Oman v Nigeria (10h00) at ADC1.

24 October: UAE v Nigeria (10h00) report, Hong Kong v Canada (14h10) at ADC 1.

25 October: Oman v Canada (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium; Ireland v Jersey (10h00) at ADC1 report.

26 October: Ireland v Nigeria (10h00) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report.

27 October: Jersey v Oman (14h10) report; UAE v Canada (19h30) at Zayed Cricket Stadium report, Hong Kong v Nigeria (10h00) at ADC 1 report.

29 October: Play-off 1 – A2 (Netherlands) v B3 (UAE) (14h10) report; Play-off 2 – A3 (Namibia) v B2 (Oman) (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium report.

30 October: Play-off 3 – A4 v Loser of Play-off 1 (14h10); Play-off 4 – B4 v Loser of Play-off 2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.

31 October:  Play-off for fifth and sixth places – Winner of Play-off 3 v Winner of Play-off 4, ICC Academy 1

1 November: Semifinal 1 – B1 v Winner of Play-off 1 (14h10), Semifinal 2 – A1 v Winner of Play-off 2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.

2 November: Third place Play-off – Loser of Semifinal 1 v Loser of Semifinal 2 (14h10); Winner of Semifinal 1 v Winner of Semifinal 2 (19h30) at Dubai International Stadium.

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