Pakistan vs Hong Kong Preview: Pakistan will take on Hong Kong in the sixth match of the Asia Cup 2022. The Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah will host this last group fixture. It’s a virtual knockout game as the winner will qualify for the super four stage.
Pakistan lost to their arch-rivals India in their opening game. It was a nail-biting contest. After being asked to bat first, Pakistan were bundled out on 147. The bowlers tried hard and picked up five wickets in total but failed to hold their nerves in the end as the Indian side chased down the total with two balls to spare. Babar’s men will look to be at their best against Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, lost to India in their first game. Bowling first, the bowlers struggled to keep a check on the scoring rate as India posted a mammoth 192 on the board. The Hong Kong batters tried hard but kept losing wickets at regular intervals as they managed to score 152 at the end of their 20 overs, losing the game by 40 runs. They will hope to challenge Pakistan on Friday.
Table of Content
- 1 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Match Preview Details:
- 2 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Pitch Report
- 3 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Weather Forecast
- 4 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Head-to-Head in T20Is
- 5 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Squads
- 6 Pakistan squad
- 7 Hong Kong Squad
- 8 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Probable XIs
- 9 Pakistan Playing XI
- 10 Pakistan vs Hong Kong Match Prediction
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Match Preview Details:
Date and Time: September 2nd, 2022, Friday, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Live Streaming: Disney+ HotStar
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Pitch Report
The pitch at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium is a balanced track. The new ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters can play their strokes freely. The spinners might come into play in the later stages of the game.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Weather Forecast
The temperature on Friday is expected to hover between 29 to 39 degrees Celsius.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Head-to-Head in T20Is
Both Pakistan and Hong Kong haven’t faced each other so far in the shortest format. First time in Sharjah.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Squads
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Asif Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali
Hong Kong Squad
Babar Hayat, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Kinchit Shah, Nizakat Khan (c), Aizaz Khan, Yasim Murtaza, Zeeshan Ali, Scott McKechnie, Haroon Arshad, Aftab Hussain, Ehsan Khan, Dhananjay Rao, Ayush Shukla, Wajid Shah, Mohammad Waheed, Ahan Trivedi, Ateeq Iqbal
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Probable XIs
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Hong Kong Playing XI
Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Pakistan vs Hong Kong Match Prediction
The winner of the game between Pakistan and Hong Kong will progress to the super four stage of the competition.
Pakistan looks strong as compared to Hong Kong and expect them to come out on top.
Prediction: Pakistan to win this encounter.