The Sport360 team is in place bringing you the latest news from the world of cricket on Thursday.
The bragging rights are with the Men in Blue although the subcontinent giants will clash again in the Super Four stage of the tournament on Sunday.
11:00pm – Rashid Khan’s all-round show crushes Bangladesh
In what was an inconsequential dead rubber in the Asia Cup, Afghanistan kept up their impressive form with a commanding 136-run win over Bangladesh at the Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
Rashid Khan was at the heart of Afghanistan’s crushing win and features in our talking points from the clash which can be read here.
10:00pm – Shan Masood backs Pakistan to bounce back strongly
Shan Masood says Pakistan still has what it takes to reach the Asia Cup final after describing the mood within the camp as positive despite their eight-wicket defeat to India on Wednesday.
Read what the Pakistan batsman had to say on the defeat to India here.
The uncapped ODI batsman has also picked Afghanistan’s bowling attack as the best in the tournament. Read more on that here.
9:00pm – Mohammad Azharuddin and Wasim Akram to headline T10 League’s talent hunt
T10 League have announced the appointment of Mohammad Azharuddin, Wasim Akram and Vijay Dutt Vyas to lead the global talent hunt to spearhead the 10-over format.
Read more on this developing story here.
8:00pm – Pakistan look to bounce back against Afghanistan
After a comprehensive defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India, Pakistan will look to get back on winning ways when they take on Afghanistan in the Asia Cup Super Four opener at Abu Dhabi on Friday.
While Pakistan will be searching for a win, it will not come easy against an Afghanistan side who are rapidly improving with each passing game.
Read more on the talking points ahead of this clash in our preview here.
7:00pm – India and Bangladesh set for Asia Cup Super Four opener
The Super Four stage of the Asia Cup will get underway on Friday with a double-header between India-Bangladesh and Pakistan-Afghanistan. India and Bangladesh will clash at the Dubai International Cricket stadium with both teams grappling with concerns of their own heading into the clash.
Read more on that among other things in our preview for the clash here.
6:00pm – Mickey Arthur irked by Pakistan’s dismal showing against India
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur was not a happy man following his side’s comprehensive eight-wicket loss to India in the Asia Cup on Wednesday.
Pakistan were bowled out for just 162 runs in the final Group A clash before India notched up the target with 21 overs to spare in the end.
Read Arthur’s quotes in full here.
5:00pm – Ravindra Jadeja returns to India’s ODI squad
It seems like playing two back-to-back matches in the Asia Cup has taken its toll on India, with Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel and Shardul Thakur being ruled out of the competition due to various injuries.
The trio have been replaced by Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Siddarth Kaul. All-rounder Pandya was ruled out of the tournament after sustaining an acute back injury during India’s win over arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday.
Read more on this breaking store here.
11am – Big impact: Kuldeep Yadav
Young spinner Kuldeep Yadav once again impressed for the Men in Blue and Ashish Peter took a closer look at his performance with the ball in the UAE.
Read more, here.
10am – Key talking points from India’s success over Pakistan
Our cricket writer Ajit Vijaykumar dissects last night’s contest at the Dubai International Stadium.
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