Overall India and Hong Kong have played two matches at the Asia Cup and both were played in the 50 over format. In June 2008, India thrashed Hong Kong by a record 256 runs in Karachi. This remains the largest margin of victory in terms of runs by any team at the Asia Cup.
Then in 2018, Hong Kong pushed India hard, eventually falling short of the target by less than 30 runs. India won that match in Dubai by 26 runs.
India are the defending champions, having beaten Bangladesh in the last edition’s final in 2018 by 3 wickets.
In T20I cricket, the two teams will be playing each other for the first time. Match will begin at 7:30 PM IST in Dubai.
India are the Number 1 ranked T20I team in the world, while Hong Kong are ranked 20th.
If you are an avid fantasy cricket player you must be wondering who to pick in your playing XI tonight.
Here’s a quick look at a possible fantasy playing XI combination that you might consider:
Fantasy playing XI: Possible combination –
Top order batters: Rohit Sharma, Babar Hayat, KL Rahul
Middle order batters: Suryakumar Yadav & Kinchit Shah
Wicket-keeper: Scott McKechnie
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya (c) & Nizakat Khan
Pacers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal
Possible Playing XIs for India and Hong Kong:
India: 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: Yasim Murtaza, Nizakat Khan(c), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott Mckechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla
Full squads of India and Hong Kong at the Asia Cup 2022:
India: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
Standby Players: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.
Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (c), Kinchit Shah (vc), Aftab Hussain, Aizaz Khan, Ateeq Iqbal, Babar Hayat, Dhananjay Rao, Ehsan Khan, Haroon Arshad, Scott McKechnie (wk), Mohammad Ghazanfar, Mohammad Waheed, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Yasim Murtaza, Zeeshan Ali
The pitch in the first two games did a lot. Bowlers are likely to dominate
Oppressive playing conditions will prevail with temperatures in the high 30s and humidity in the mid 40s
Where to watch and follow Asia Cup 2022 matches:
You can follow live match commentary, updates, latest stats, toss results, player analysis and more on: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports
TV: All Asia Cup matches will be telecast on the Star Sports channels – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD (Hindi)
Live Streaming: On the Disney+ Hotstar website and the app