A 16 member Pakistan cricket team squad arrived in Dubai on Tuesday morning for the upcoming Asia Cup 2018.
The Pakistan 2018 Asia cup team under the captaincy of Sarfraz Ahmed departed from Lahore’s Allama Iqbal airport in the early hours of Tuesday night.
Speaking to media at Lahore Gaddafi stadium, Sarfraz Ahmed said, the team’s morale is high and they will perform well in the Asia Cup 2018.
Talking to media about team’s preparations he further said,“The team has prepared a lot for the tournament and we will try our best to perform well in all three categories.”
Stating that the “Asia Cup 2018 is a big event in which the top teams are participating”, the national team captain said, “Our match against India is crucial.”
Captain Sarfraz Ahmed also stressed on the key role of spinners in the Asia Cup 2018, adding that if the Pakistan cricket team bats first it will aim to make over 300 runs.
The Asia Cup 2018 tournament will take place in the UAE at Dubai and Abu Dhabi, from September 15 to 28. The arch rivals Pakistan and India will battle for victory on September 19, 2018.
This year’s Asia Cup 2018 will feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Hong Kong.
Pakistan 2018 Asia Cup Team
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Fakhar Zaman, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Imam ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, and Shaheen Afridi.