Sharjah to host UAE-Afghanistan T20I series

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Afghanistan will tour the UAE later this month to play a series of three T20Is and two 50-over matches against the hosts at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

This will be Afghanistan’s second tour of the UAE in 2023. The Rashid Khan-led side had won a closely fought T20I series 2-1 in Abu Dhabi in February.

The series will provide another learning opportunity for the UAE players against an opponent that has made rapid strides in international cricket, including an impressive outing in the recently concluded ICC Men’s ODI World Cup in India.

The three T20Is will be played on December 29, December 31 and January 2.

The two teams will engage in two 50-over contests in the leadup to the series. These matches will also be played in Sharjah on December 25 and 27. 

"We had a hugely competitive T20I series in February and this tour will once again provide excellent opportunities to our seasoned as well as young players against a formidable opponent, said Emirates Cricket Board's General Secretary Mubashshir Usmani.

"Our collaboration with the Emirates Cricket Board has been helpful. The inaugural UAE Series earlier this year offered us an excellent foundation to prepare for following events throughout the year," added Afghanistan Cricket Board's CEO Naseeb Khan.

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