Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates, Asia Cup 2016, 2nd Match: TV listing, live streaming, squads, date, time, venue
Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews have joined the team after nursing their injuries.
New Delhi: With key players back in the side, Sri Lanka would like to open their Asia Cup campaign on a winning note when they face United Arab Emirates on Thursday.
Sri Lankan side is looking like a formidable force as skipper Lasith Malinga and Angelo Mathews have joined the team after nursing their injuries. The duo missed the recently concluded three-match T20I series against India, which Lanka lost 1-2.
On the other end, for UAE, Asia Cup is an opportunity to impress the cricket world by playing competitive cricket against the major sub-continent teams.
UAE have made it this far in the tourney by defeating Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Oman in the qualifying tournament.
In-form bowler Mohammed Naveed and top-order batsman Mohammed Shahzad would be the key players for the minnows.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Lasith Malinga (c), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Rangana Herath, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sachithra Senanayake, Niroshan Dickwella.
UAE: Amjad Javed (c), Swapnil Patil (wk), Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Kaleem, Mohammad Shahzad, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Usman, Mohammad Naveed, Saqlain Haider, Ahmed Raza, Qadeer Ahmed, Usman Mushtaq, Fahad Tariq, Farhan Ahmed, Zaheer Maqsood.
Date: February 25, Thursday
Time: 19:00 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
TV listing: Star Sports 1,3, HD1 and HD3
Live streaming: Star Sports website, Hotstar