The Emirates Cricket Board has selected their squad for the 2008 Asia Cup in Pakistan.

Newly appointed UAE Coach, Vasbert Drakes is confident his team can perform well.

"This is our best possible team and the Asia Cup is going to be very good exposure for my players. The team and I will set an objective and will work towards it," said Mr. Drakes.

Vasbert Drakes: "UAE’s
best possible team"

“The entire team is excited about this tournament and can’t wait to showcase their abilities. Playing the Asia Cup before the ACC Trophy will have a positive impact on my team. The Asia Cup is played at a very high level and this will teach the boys how to deal with pressure situations,” he added .

“Coming to Malaysia for the ACC Trophy in July, I hope the team will carry their experiences from the Asia Cup and play their cricket at the Asia Cup level,” said Mr. Drakes.

UAE begin their campaign in the Asia Cup against Bangladesh in Lahore on June 24.

UAE squad

Saqib Ali (Captain) RHB/OB
Mohammad Tauqir (Vice-Captain) RHB/OB
Khurram Khan LHB/SLA
Arshad Ali RHB/LB
Zahid Shah RHB/RMF
Amjad Javed RHB/RMF
Shadeep Silva LHB/SLA
Vikrant Shetty RHB/OB
Fahad Al Hashimi RHB/RMF
Salman Farooq RHB/OB
Amjad Ali LHB/WK
Alawi Shukri LHB
Nizel Fernandez LHB/SLA
Indika Batuwitaarachchi RHB/OB
Muhammad Aman Ali RHB/LMF

Filed May 28, 2008