The United Arab Emirates (UAE) side did not have a great result to the recent T20I series against Nepal as they became the first associate side to lose a series to the latter. The Nepalese bowling outsmarted the hosts as the batsmen were equally good in the series.
However, the series did produce some excellent results for some of the UAE players as they ascended in the international rankings. Middle-order batsman Shaiman Anwar has achieved career best points after his performance in the T20 series as he now sits on the 15th position in the batsmen ranking by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Shaiman now has a higher ranking than India’s Virat Kohli which is a great achievement for a player from an associate nation as he is also the first player from a non-Test playing nation to achieve such high-ranking points and position.
Furthermore, medium-pacer Mohammad Naveed has also achieved career-best ranking position of 12 which is also the highest for any associate player.