The 2017 Desert T20 Challenge was an international Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament that was held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi from 14 to 20 January 2017. The eight Associate Members that have T20I status were scheduled to take part, although Papua New Guinea declined to participate and were replaced by non T20I status team Namibia.
Afghanistan and Ireland qualified from Group A and Scotland and Oman qualified from Group B for the finals stage of the tournament. Afghanistan beat Ireland by 10 wickets in the final match to win the tournament.
The teams were split into two group of four teams, with Afghanistan, Ireland, Namibia and the United Arab Emirates in Pool A and Netherlands, Scotland, Oman and Hong Kong in Pool B.
Host - UAE
Champions - Afghanistan
Participants - 8
Matches played - 15
Player of the series - Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)
Most runs - Mohammad Shahzad (176)
Most wickets - Jacob Mulder (8)
United Arab Emirates squad (11-Jan-2017)Amjad Javed (Captain), Zahoor Farooqi, Shaiman Anwar, Rohan Mustafa, Rameez Shahzad, Muhammed Shanil, Muhammad Usman, Mohammed Qasim, Mohammad Shahzad, Mohammad Naveed, Imran Haider, Ghulam Shabber (Wicket Keeper), Ahmed Raza, Adnan Mufti, Zahoor Khan
Namibia squad (11-Jan-2017)Sarel Burger (Captain), Mika Mutumbe, Zane Green (Wicket Keeper), Jan Frylinck, Johannes Smit, Craig Williams, Louis van der Westhuizen, Gerrie Snyman, Bernard Scholtz, JP Kotze, Gerhard Erasmus, Christopher Coombe, Stephan Baard, Colin Peake
Scotland squad (10-Jan-2017)Kyle Coetzer (Captain), Mark Watt, Craig Wallace, Chris Sole, Safyaan Sharif, George Munsey, Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Josh Davey, Matty Cross (Wicket Keeper), Richie Berrington, Con de Lange (Vice Captain), Bradley Wheal
Afghanistan squad (10-Jan-2017)Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Najibullah Zadran, Najeeb Tarakai, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Fareed Ahmad, Dawlat Zadran, Amir Hamza, Nawroz Mangal
Hong Kong squad (10-Jan-2017)Babar Hayat (Captain), Cameron McAuslan, Waqas Khan, Waqas Barkat, Tanveer Ahmed, Shahid Wasif, Nizakat Khan, Nadeem Ahmed, Muhammad Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Ehsan Khan, Christopher Carter, Anshy Rath, Aizaz Khan
Ireland squad (10-Jan-2017)William Porterfield (Captain), Craig Young, Gary Wilson (Wicket Keeper), Stuart Thompson, Greg Thompson, Paul Stirling, Boyd Rankin, Kevin O'Brien, Jacob Mulder, Barry McCarthy, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, George Dockrell, Andy Balbirnie, Stuart Poynter
Netherlands squad (10-Jan-2017)Peter Borren (Captain), Roelof van der Merwe, Tobias Visee, Paul van Meekeren, Timm van der Gugten, Sikander Zulfiqar, Pieter Seelaar, Max O'Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Vivian Kingma, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi (Wicket Keeper), Ahsan Malik, Michael Rippon
Oman squad (10-Jan-2017)Sultan Ahmed (Captain/Wicket Keeper), Khurram Nawaz, Naseem Khushi, Aqib Ilyas, Arun Poulose, Zeeshan Maqsood, Sufyan Mehmood, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Mohammad Nadeem, Mehran Khan, Ajay Lalcheta, Khawar Ali, Bilal Khan, Kaleemullah
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