January 20, 2010

ICC Intercontinental Cup

UAE favourites against Uganda

Nitin Sundar

Tony Munro

Uganda and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will contest the outright lead in the ICC Intercontinental Shield when their four-day match begins in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Both teams won their only matches in the tournament, Uganda beating Bermuda by seven wickets last August in Bermuda and UAE defeating Namibia by four wickets in Windhoek last month.

UAE are arguably favourites on the basis of home advantage and recent form.

The teams:

Uganda: Akbar Baig (capt), Arthur Ziraba, Lawrence Sematimba, Benjamin Musoke, Davis Arinaitwe, Roger Mukasa, Arthur Kyobe, Frank Nsubuga, Waiswa Charles, Dennis Tabby, Ronald Ssemanda

UAE: Khurram Khan (Capt), Arfan Haider, Arshad Ali, Saqib Ali, Naeemuddin Aslam, Abdul Rehman, Fayyaz Ahmed, Amjad Javed, Qasim Zubair, Moiz Shahid, Shoaib Sarwar

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Nitin Sundar
Social media manager Nitin spent his formative years perfecting the art of landing the googly, before blossoming into a book-cricket specialist. More excellence followed in the underarm version of the game before, like the majority of India's misguided youth, he started taking studies seriously. After four forgettable years of electrical engineering, followed by a rigorous MBA and 16 months in the strategy consulting industry, he began to ponder life's more profound issues. Such as the angle made by Brian Lara's bat with the horizontal at the peak of his back-lift. A move to ESPNcricinfo followed and Nitin is now a prolific nurdler in office cricket, with a questionable technique against the short ball.

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