Friday's World Cup double-header gets underway with New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka at Cardiff.
Blackcaps wicketkeeper Tom Latham has returned to training and is expected to return from a finger injury
Play from Sofia Gardens gets underway at 1:30 pm UAE time.
Five-time World Cup winners Australia also get their 2019 campaign underway.
They take on Afghanistan at Bristol in their tournament opener.
The first ball of that match will be bowled at 4:30 pm UAE time.