Asia Cup began with a bang as Afghanistan thumped Sri Lanka in the curtain raiser. What followed the first match was probably one of the most watched cricket matches in a long long time when Indian clashed with their arch-rivals Pakistan. India, on the back of a great all-round performance, defeated Pakistan by five wickets to give a positive start to their Asia Cup 2022 campaign. The Men in Blue now play against Hong Kong in their second match.
Let’s look at all the details of the upcoming India vs Hong Kong match from Asia Cup 2022.
India vs Hong Kong Team News:
India will be looking to stick with the same combination that played and won against Pakistan in the first match. Rishabh Pant was dropped in favour of Dinesh Karthik in the first match, and since he did not get much time to play, the management would look to give him another chance.
This will be Hong Kong’s biggest game and they would be looking to get as much experience from it as they can. They played well in the qualifying stages and would be looking to continue their form in the upcoming match against India as well.
India vs Hong Kong Head to Head:
These two haven’t played against each other in a T20I format.
India vs Hong Kong Probable XI:
India Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Hong Kong Probable XI: Yasim Murtaza, Nizakat Khan (c), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla
Player to watch out for:
India: Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Virat Kohli
Hong Kong: Babar Hayat, Ayush Shukla, Nizakar Khan
The pitch at Dubai International Stadium offers help to fast bowlers with bounce and carry. The first match saw a low-scoring affair as both team’s batters struggled to produce big knocks. The next match would be the same. Both teams would be looking to bowl first. The weather report suggests a clear sky with a temperature of 32 degrees Celcius.
India vs Hong Kong Match Details:
Time: 7:30 PM
Date: 31st August 2022
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
TV and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar