Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: Second Test Match
Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against Pakistan
Sri Lanka is already in lead in the two match series with 1-nil. In the first cricket test Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 21 runs on the final day. Pakistan have won five and drawn four series in the UAE. Pakistan will assess pacer Hasan al before the match after he had fitness issues while they also hope spearhead Mohammad Amir returns to form with the pink ball after going wicketless in the first test. The second Cricket test will be the sixth day-night test in the history.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday announced the squad for One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Sri Lanka beginning on October 13.
Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (C)(Wk), Imad Wasim, Shahdab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Amir, Ruman Raees, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail and Imam-ul-Haq.
Misbah Calls for Patience Ahead Of Dubai Test
Former Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq, whose retirement has created a vacuum in the Pakistan batting line-up, showered praise on veteran Sri Lankan spinner Rangana Herath for his match-winning performance in Abu Dhabi. He said Pakistan team has the potential to come back and they need to be a little more proactive against the spinners, especially on day four and five. He further said on spinning tracks, it is difficult to survive any type of spinner because sooner or later they may get you out. Misbah, who has played more test matches than anyone at this venue, reveals that UAE wickets have a specialty. In a particular way, pitches are totally different on the fourth and fifth day, asking Pakistani batsmen that batting stability has to come in. He was of the opinion that one need to understand how one has to play spinners on these Asian tracks.
Brazil Olympic committee chief arrested on Rio 2016 corruption charges
Brazilian investigators say Carlos Arthur Nuzman helped arrange a bribe to get the Games for Rio de Janeiro, where he was arrested early on Thursday. Police said he was being held in connection with crimes including corruption and money laundering. Marcelo Bretas, the federal judge who authorized his arrest, said new evidence indicated that Nuzman’s role in the alleged vote-buying scheme was “more relevant” than initially thought. At the time, Nuzman was detained and questioned and authorities confiscated his passport. The Rio games were generally credited with being a sporting and organisational success, but revelations of massive corruption during the preparations and now even in the naming of the host city have tarnished the legacy.