Ahead of Pakistan’s first game of the 2018 Asia Cup, to be held in the UAE from September 15-28, the allrounder Faheem Ashraf  exuded confidence about the team’s chances given their experience of the conditions.

“We are working really hard to try and adapt to local conditions,” said Ashraf. “Every player on the team dreams of playing against India and performing well, I hope I can also get this chance. India even without Virat Kohli is a world-class team and we cannot take them lightly. We are putting in our hundred percent, in all departments be it batting, bowling or fielding. Our job is to give our best and then we have every chance of winning.”

Pakistan are placed in Group A of the Asia Cup along with Hong Kong and India, whom they play on September 16 and 19 respectively. The top two teams from each group will enter the Super Four, from which the final two will meet in Dubai for the final on September 28.

On Pakistan’s ‘home’ advantage in UAE, Ashraf said: “We play all our series here so it is an advantage for us, but this is a big event, and there is a lot of pressure and we will give our hundred percent to all matches.”