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Live cricket blog: Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed confident ahead of Asia Cup in UAE

The latest news and updates from the world of cricket.

Sport360 staff 2018/09/11

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4:50pm – Sarfraz Ahmed confident of good displays at Asia Cup

The Pakistan skipper is convinced his team will raise their game when the Asia Cup begins in the UAE later this week. The men in green are one of six sides competing in the tournament and arrived in Dubai on Tuesday ahead of their opening game. Read more on that story here.

The Pakistan skipper speaking to the media on Monday.

1.59pm: India batting for survival at The Oval

Play has resumed on the final day of the fifth Test at The Oval with England pressing for a victory that would give them a commanding 4-1 series win over India.

The danger man for England, Indian captain Virat Kohli, won’t be playing any part today – dismissed for a rare golden duck, caught behind off Stuart Broad.

Follow the ball-by-ball live scores HERE.

Much of India’s hopes rest on the shoulders of Lokesh Rahul

11.55am: Mitchell Starc named to lead Australian attack against Pakistan in the UAE

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel has named a 15-player squad for the tour of the United Arab Emirates.

The squad, led by Tim Paine, will play two Tests against Pakistan, the first commencing on October 7 at Dubai International Stadium and the second commencing on October 16 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

It features five players yet to debut at Test level – Queensland trio Michael Neser, Brendan Doggett and Marnus Labuschagne, South Australia’s Travis Head and Victoria’s Aaron Finch.

To check out the full squad CLICK HERE

Mitchell Starc will spearhead Australia’s pace attack

9.41am: Pakistan star Shahid Afridi picked as Icon player in Afghanistan Premier League draft

Pakistan star all-rounder Shahid Afridi has signed up as one of the Icon players for the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board and Snixer Sports held the APL T20 player draft in Dubai on Monday. A total of five teams representing as many regions of Afghanistan – Kabul, Kandahar, Nangarhar, Paktia and Balkh – will take part in the tournament.

The tournament, consisting of 23 matches, will take place from October 5-23 in Sharjah.

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