[caption id="attachment_757933" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Chris-Lynn-Getty-2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-757933" alt="Chris Lynn. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Chris-Lynn-Getty-2.jpg" width="628" height="388" /></a> Chris Lynn. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Twenty20 specialist <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/chris-lynn/">Chris Lynn</a>, who last played a T20 International for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand/">New Zealand</a> at Auckland in February this year, is thrilled at the prospect of playing a T20 against UAE, which will be the first time the Aussies will rub shoulders with the No. 13-ranked side. <p></p> <p></p>Australia and UAE will face each other in a one-off Twenty20 on Monday in Abu Dhabi with the match being granted international status by the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc">International Cricket Council</a> (ICC). "I reckon it's awesome," was quoted as saying in a report in <em>cricet.com.au</em> on Monday. <p></p> <p></p>The match will be serve as a warm-up for Australia who face Pakistan in the three-match T20I series next beginning on October 24. "We're coming up against the No.1 T20 side in the world [Pakistan] so we want to make sure we get momentum early in the series. There's no better way to do that than having a proper fixture." <p></p> <p></p>Lynn hopes UAE can throw up surprises how <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> have done with <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/rashid-khan/">Rashid Khan</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-nabi/">Mohammad Nabi</a>. <p></p> <p></p>"We've seen Afghanistan over the last couple of years and some of the players that have come out of that like Rashid Khan are unbelievable," Lynn said. <p></p> <p></p>"The UAE's not that far behind them so I think they've got a great opportunity now to get known on the world stage. As a team they might not be as strong but if one or two blokes can get picked up in say the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a>, I think it's going to be great for the game of cricket. Young kids are going to see that and aspire to [replicate] guys, like in Afghanistan with Rashid Khan where everyone wants to bowl leg spin."