Four UAE-born players have been signed by MI Emirates for its team’s debut in the International League T20 (ILT20), which will take place in January (2023). Muhammad Waseem, Basil Hameed, Vriitya Aravind, and Zahoor Khan are the new athletes that will don the renowned Blue and Gold uniform.
The new players fit in with Mumbai Indians’ ongoing initiatives to support, develop, and nurture young local talent and help them reach their full potential. With MI Emirates, MI Global has increased its presence in this ardently cricketing country. The team offers the same morals and principles that have helped make MI one of the most adored sports teams.
With players like Dwyane Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Imran Tahir, and Trent Boult, MI Emirates, managed by Kieron Pollard, would be located in Abu Dhabi. On Saturday, January 14, 2023, MI Emirates will play its inaugural game at Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium. for the entire team.
The UAE-local players are as follows-
• Muhammad Waseem, In ODIs and International T20 matches, the 28-year-old right-handed batsman plays for the UAE national cricket team. On the ICC men’s T20 batting ratings, he is ranked as the 14th best batsman.
• Basil Hameed, an off-spin all-rounder who represents the UAE national cricket team in all formats.
• In 2017, Zahoor Khan made his ODI and T20I debut for the UAE national cricket team. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler.
• Vriitya Aravind, 20, is the vice-captain of the UAE national cricket team and a top-order batsman with more than 500 runs in Twenty20 matches.