Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma & Team Sweat It Out in the Nets Ahead of Their First Match Against Hong Kong
Rohit Sharma (File Photo)

Eight members of the Indian cricket team including Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal reached Dubai early for the Asia Cup 2018. The BCCI wanted them to reach early so that they could adapt to the conditions of the country. After reaching Dubai the players received a very warm welcome and without wasting too much of a time, the members of the squad hit the ground and begun to practice ahead of their game against Hong Kong on September 18, 2018 in Dubai. Asia Cup 2018 Schedule in PDF for Free Download. 

The BCCI officials too had set up everything for the team in UAE. Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and others will fly for the mega-event on September 16, 2018, as they have just arrived from the gruelling schedule of the recently concluded England series. Even the support staff including Ravi Shastri will be flying on September 16. The members in Dubai were seen sweating it out in the nets and here is the first picture of the team. India's schedule for the Asia Cup 2018. 

Meanwhile, even the Pakistani team was seen leaving no stone unturned to walk away with the title. The players were seen performing their batting and fielding drills. . Check out their pictures below:

 

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Pakistan squad hard at work in the nets ahead of the #AsiaCup2018 (pics via PCB) https://t.co/azbsuA1Ann

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Both India and Pakistan are slated to lock horns on September 19, 2018. The mother of all events will take place in Dubai and if all things go well for India and Pakistan the two could meet thrice in the tournament. One in the group stage, the other in Super 4. India and Pakistan could meet for the third time in the finals.