The Pakistan cricket team, skippered by Sarfraz Khan, can be viewed as favourites for the 2018 Asia Cup, to be held in the UAE from September 15-28, given their experience of the conditions and their bowling attack.

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.

Here s a look at Pakistan s strengths and weaknesses ahead of the Asia Cup.