Live Cricket Blog: Rohan Mustafa unhappy with former coach comments about UAE team

Sport360 staff 20:36 09/10/2018
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The Sport360 Team is in place bringing you the latest cricket news on Tuesday.

There is plenty of action to look forward to with day three of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia currently underway in Dubai.

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8:30pm – UAE captain Rohan Mustafa not happy with former coach comments

Rohan Mustafa has responded to comments made by former coach Aaqib Javed, who said the national team were not going in the right direction after his departure. Click here on what he said.

Hurting: Rohan Mustafa

Hurting: Rohan Mustafa

8:00pm – Aaron Finch praises bowling effort of Bilal Asif

The Australian Test debutant had nothing but praise for the 33-year-old off-spinner. Read what Finch said about Asif’s six wickets here.

7:30pm – Bilal Asif credits Mushtaq Ahmed

It was a sensational Test start for Bilal Asif after his six wickets rattled the Australian batsmen in the first Test in Dubai. Following his success, the 33-year-old off-spinner credited spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed. Click here on what he had to say.

5:30pm – Dinesh Chandimal backs axed Angelo Mathews to bounce back

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal admits his axed predecessor Angelo Mathews remains the country’s best one-day batsman.

Mathews will sit out the five-match series against England, which gets under way in Dambulla on Wednesday, after being dropped in acrimonious circumstances by selectors.

Read what Chandimal had to say about Mathews here.

Big job ahead: Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal

Big job ahead: Sri Lankan captain Dinesh Chandimal

5:00pm – Pakistan in control at Dubai after Bilal Asif debut show

The third day’s play in the opening Test between Pakistan and Australia has drawn to a close and its been one which has belonged to debutant Bilal Asif. The Pakistan spinner picked up a six-wicket haul on his debut as Australia were bowled out for 202 in their first innings following a dramatic collapse.

Armed with an 180-run lead, Pakistan reached 45-3 in their second innings before stumps were drawn at the Dubai International Cricket stadium. Our man Alex Broun has been covering the action from the stadium and you can read more on the day’s play in his Test diary here. You can also read his report card from Tuesday’s play here.

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur

4:30pm – Darren Lehmann looking to return to coaching

Australia’s Darren Lehmann is keen to return to coaching following a few months out of the game.

The former Australia coach resigned from his post at the end of March following the infamous ball-tampering episode which occurred during the team’s tour of South Africa.

Read what Lehmann had to say on his future plans here.

Darren Lehmann is itching to make a coaching comeback.

Darren Lehmann is itching to make a coaching comeback.

3:30pm – Inconsistencies continue to hamper India’s KL Rahul

As the India and West Indies prepare for the second Test, the spotlight will be bright on KL Rahul whose inconsistent 2018 shows no signs of ending.

For a batsman whose talents have promised much, Rahul has flattered to deceive more often than not. Here, we take a look at how inconsistencies have continued to hamper his progress ever since he made his Test debut against Australia.

Rahul's woes against the incoming delivery are becoming evident.

Rahul’s woes against the incoming delivery are becoming evident.

3:00pm – Eoin Morgan willing to sacrifice himself for World Cup glory

Eoin Morgan insists he would not think twice about dropping himself if it helped England‘s chances of winning the World Cup.

Despite his considerable position of strength, the Dubliner has made it clear that nobody should consider themselves certainties over the next eight months.

Read what the England skipper had to say here.

Morgan (l) is ready to sacrifice himself for the greater good.

Morgan (l) is ready to sacrifice himself for the greater good.

1:30pm – Rohit Sharma to make domestic cricket return

While team India’s Test stalwarts battle it out with the West Indies in the two-match series, Rohit Sharma is set to turn out for Mumbai in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Having been ignored for selection in the Test squad, the India opener plans to warm-up for the upcoming ODI series against the Windies by sweating it out in the domestic arena for Mumbai.

Read more on this developing story here.

Rohit Sharma will play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Rohit Sharma will play in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

12:30pm – Rahul Dravid wants India to alter red-ball approach

Rahul Dravid believes that India’s red-ball set-up is in need of a push in the right direction with lack of opportunities in the format hindering players.

The India batting great currently coaches the U19 and India A teams and believes that the two can create a healthy pipeline of talent for the senior team if used correctly.

Read what the India legend had to say here.

Dravid wants more red-ball opportunities for India's youngsters.

Dravid wants more red-ball opportunities for India’s youngsters.

10:30am – Australia look to build on momentum in Dubai

Australia’s openers Aaron Finch and Marnus Labuschagne are at the crease on day three of the opening Test against Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket stadium. The Aussies resumed from their overnight total of 30-0.

Earlier on day two, Haris Sohail’s maiden Test ton and a spirited fightback by Australia in the final session saw Pakistan eventually bowled out for 482 in their first innings. Do not miss the action from this intriguing Test by following our live score service, here.

Can Australia get close to Pakistan's first innings score?

Can Australia get close to Pakistan’s first innings score?

10am – Syed Kirmani questions India selectors’ suitability

Former India wicket-keeper and selector Syed Kirmani has said that the current MSK Prasad-led selection panel is not experienced enough to challenge captain Virat Kohli or coach Ravi Shastri.

The former gloveman expressed his concerns after Test players Karun Nair and Murali Vijay were omitted from the squad for the West Indies series

Read what Kirmani had to say here.

Former Indian wicketkeeper and selector Syed Kirmani.

Former Indian wicketkeeper and selector Syed Kirmani.

9:30am – ICC provisionally suspends three Hong Kong players

The ICC on Monday charged three Hong Kong cricketers for breaching the Anti-Corruption Code on a total of 19 counts and provisionally suspended them with immediate effect.

Irfan Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed and Haseeb Amjad are the three players who have been sanctioned by the governing body after they admitted to breaching the code.

Read more on this breaking story, here.

Irfan Ahmed (l) is among the three players suspended by the ICC.

Irfan Ahmed (l) is among the three players suspended by the ICC.

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