UAE skipper Amjad Javed chose to field against Bangladesh in Mirpur and hope his team could repeat their bowling performance against Sri Lanka on Thursday. He also encouraged his team to set up a superior batting execution. Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said they would have batted had he won the hurl.
The pitch has significantly less grass compared to Bangladesh’s first game against India, but there are green patches and there may be movement on offer.
Bangladesh drafted in wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan to replace Imrul Kayes, while UAE were forced to make one change after Qadeer Ahmed suffered a last-minute injury. Fahad Tariq has replaced him.