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Asia Cup 2022: India vs Hong Kong Match Preview

Asia Cup 2022: India vs Hong Kong Match Preview, dream 11 team Prediction, Pitch Report, Match Prediction, possible playing 11, and Full Squad.

Asia Cup 2022: India vs Hong Kong Match Preview

India vs Hong Kong Match Preview: India is the current champion of the T20 Asia Cup. They will take on the task of Hong Kong in the fourth match of the 2022 Asia Cup on August 31, 2022. The second edition of this Group A encounter will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. In the competition’s opening game, India defeated Pakistan, one of their old rivals, by a margin of five wickets.

It may seem unusual to some that India and Hong Kong have never met in a T20I match previously. The Indians have a strong chance to win this game with ease and claim the top spot in Group A.

Ravindra Jadeja is one of the key game changers for India, as can be observed from the scant evidence we have thus far in the competition. He can help on the field, with the bat, or with the ball. In addition to contributing a few overs, he had a huge inning against Pakistan, scoring 35 runs off of 29 balls while batting at number 4.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is another one of India’s dependable bowlers. He was India’s primary destroyer against Pakistan, scoring an astounding 4 for 26. He will be up against some inexperienced Hong Kong batsmen in this.

Before Virat Kohli began to play a few shots, he had to endure a horrific battle against the Pakistani bowlers. Although he is still far from his best, he did make a substantial contribution with a 35 from 34 balls that included three boundaries and a six. Before the Pakistan encounter, Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 10 wickets in 5 games.

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In the game, he didn’t manage to take any wickets. He may, however, be a real challenge for the younger Hong Kong batters. For India, Hardik Pandya is in excellent form both with the bat and the ball. He was India’s highest scorer against Pakistan, scoring 38 runs while remaining unbeaten and taking 3 wickets for 25 runs. Even if he was not given the chance to do so in the first game, Dinesh Karthik is a fantastic batsman for India. He is a standout wicketkeeper as well.

Hong Kong Preview: 

Asia Cup 2022: India vs Hong Kong Match Preview

Today is the opening match of Hong Kong’s group for the 2022 Asia Cup. After winning the earlier qualification round of the contest, Hong Kong was assigned to Group A of the main competition. For a spot in the main draw, teams from Kuwait, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates were vying.

The only factor in Hong Kong’s favor is the fact that they have nothing to lose in this game. They won’t be under any pressure to win the game in order to prove a point as a result. Hong Kong saw its fair share of ups and downs on the path to qualifying for the main draw.

2022 Yasim Murtaza amassed 130 runs with an average of 43 throughout the Asia Cup qualifying matches. His best performance in the qualifying rounds was 58 runs. In addition, he made a contribution with the ball, taking 3 wickets. Hong Kong will rely on Nizakat Khan’s experience at the top of the order to win this game.

Despite having some batting failures, he still managed to record scores of 81, 39, and 50 in his other 3 innings. Babar Hayat, who made some excellent scores of 38 not out and 53 in the middle of Hong Kong batting, is another vital player for Hong Kong. Additionally, he has 104 fifty scores in this style.

Ehsan Khan finished the qualifications with nine wickets, which was the most for Hong Kong. In the most recent game, this also includes a 4-wicket haul against the UAE. In his last 10 T20 international matches, he has taken 20 wickets. Kinchit Shah, a talented batsman who represents Hong Kong, is another. He can maintain the scoreboard with his batting prowess.

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Asia Cup 2022: India vs Hong Kong Full Squad 

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (captain), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla, Wajid Shah, Aftab Hussain, Dhananjay Rao, Mohammad Waheed, Ahan Trivedi, Ateeq Iqbal.

Asia Cup 2022: Possible Playing 11 India vs Hong Kong 

India: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Dinesh Karthik (wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Arshdeep Singh, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal / R Ashwin.

Hong Kong: 1 Nizakat Khan, 2 Yasim Murtaza, 3 Babar Hayat, 4 Kinchit Shah, 5 Aizaz Khan, 6 Ehsan Khan, 7 Scott McKechnie (wk) 8 Ayush Shukla, 9 Zeeshan Ali, 10 Mohammad Ghazanfar, 11 Haroon Arshad.

Asia Cup 2022: India Vs Hong Kong Pitch Report 

India quickly outran Pakistan in the chase thanks to the favorable conditions in Dubai. Thus, it goes without saying that the teams who win the toss will try to chase. The average first-inning score is 143.

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Asia Cup 2022: India Vs Hong Kong Dream 11 Team Prediction

Team 1: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Yasim Murtaza, 3 Virat Kohli, 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Ehsan Khan, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal/Ayush Shukla.

Asia Cup 2022 India vs Hong Kong Match Prediction

India defeated Pakistan in their opening encounter by a score of 5 wickets thanks to some excellent cricket play. As an associate nation, Hong Kong played well enough to advance to the Asia Cup 2022 main draw. But to defeat India, who will be the overwhelming favorite, they will need to pull off a miracle of epic proportions.

Disclaimer: The insights expressed in this article are those of the author. This article was not written or edited by; it was published on August 31, 2022.

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Soumyajit Dutta is a Cricket News Analyst and Author at Empire Weekly.

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