As India secured two points against Pakistan in their first game of Asia Cup 2022, they got themselves very close to the Super 4 qualification. The men in blue now have to take on Hong Kong in their last group game and although cricket is a game of uncertainties, India looks a far stronger side on paper as compared to their opponents tomorrow.
As far as Hong Kong are concerned, they were not actually one of the favorites to make it to the main round of the Asia Cup. It was UAE whom many people were backing to win the Asia Cup qualifiers and get into the main round, but Hong Kong surprised one and all.
Even if Hong Kong doesn’t pull off an upset in the main round of Asia Cup 2022, the fact that they qualified to the main round and will now get to play against two full member countries of ICC, India, and Pakistan, it’s a success in itself, not just for their team, but also for their board.
Pitch report for India Vs Hong Kong in Asia Cup 2022
In the two matches that have been played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium so far, the surface has clearly favored the side bowling first because the ball has seamed around and the fast bowlers have been able to extract some bounce as well.
It’s not that the surface has completely flattened out in the second innings, but there has been less help in the second innings for the bowlers as compared to the first innings. Given how the surface has played in Dubai, India might look to field first again if they win the toss.
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal
Yasim Murtaza, Nizakat Khan (C), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (WK), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla
"Virat Kohli is my idol. He is an inspiration of all of us. We get inspired by watching him. He changed the whole Indian cricket structure." – Hong Kong Captain (To @VibhuBhola)
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Final prediction for India Vs Hong Kong in Asia Cup 2022
The Indian cricket team, which played outstanding cricket with both bat and ball against Pakistan in their first game, are the heavy favorites to win the game against Hong Kong too and get into the super 4 round of the Asia Cup.