IND Vs HKG Asia Cup Match Preview: After beating Pakistan in the first match, Team India’s eyes are on getting the second victory.
There may be changes in Team India against Hong Kong. (PTI Photo)
The start of Asia Cup-2022 has been great for India. He got a spectacular victory in his first match against arch-rivals Pakistan. In the Asia Cup, India has been placed in Group A and its real rival in this group was from Pakistan, which they have overcome in the main round. Now in the next match, he will face Ai Hong Kong after crossing the hurdle of the qualifier. These two teams will face each other on Wednesday at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Confident after defeating Pakistan, the Indian cricket team can change the batting order or team combination against Hong Kong in the second and last league match of the Asia Cup. For batsmen like KL Rahul, this will also be a golden opportunity to return to the rhythm. For Rohit Sharma’s team, this Group A match will be no more than net practice as Hong Kong’s team has players of India and Pakistan origin who may not even make it to the first-class teams of these two countries. Victory in this match will give India a place in Super-4.
Will focus on batting
After defeating Pakistan in the last over on the basis of Hardik Pandya’s brilliant all-rounder performance, the focus will now be on batting practice. Rahul played the first T20 match this year against Pakistan in the last match. He would like to focus on batting practice. In T20, 45 runs in 20 balls are more important than scores like 90 not out in 65 balls. The emphasis will be on how the innings has been played and its importance in the match. India’s eyes are also on finding the right team combination for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13.
Hong Kong does not have a bowler like Pakistan but it cannot be taken lightly because the performance of an unknown team cannot be speculated.
There will be changes in the team!
Captain Rohit has clearly said that the experiments will continue, so the change in the batting order will not be a matter of surprise. For Virat Kohli too, this match will be good for batting practice so that he can return to the rhythm due to which the opposing teams keep terrorizing him. Rohit, who could not do anything special against Pakistan, will also be expected to play a good innings. It remains to be seen whether Ravindra Jadeja is dropped at number four or Rishabh Pant gets a chance in place of Dinesh Karthik.
Despite the absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi in the Pakistani team, the Indian top-order could not do much. The real test of India’s aggressive play strategy from the beginning will be against teams like Australia, Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi can be fielded in this match by resting Yuzvendra Chahal and Jadeja.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
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Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (captain), Kinchit Shah, Aftab Hussain, Aijaz Khan, Ateeq Iqbal, Babar Hayat, Dhananjay Rao, Ehsan Khan, Haroon Arshad, Scott McKennie, Gazanfar Mohammad, Mohammad Wahid, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah , Yasim Mortaza, Zeeshan Ali.
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