Match 1, Singapore vs Hong Kong: The Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 kicks off on August 20 in Oman. All games will be played at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Al Amerat. UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuwait will compete in the competition, with the table-topper joining India and Pakistan in Group A of Asia Cup 2022.
The first game of the Qualifier 2022 sees Singapore lock horns against Hong Kong at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Al Amerat, Muscat. Hong Kong recently participated in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier. They beat Uganda to finish fifth in the competition. They have managed to win only two games out of their last five and will look to be at their best in the upcoming Asia Cup Qualifiers.
Nizakat Khan will be leading Hong Kong in the tournament. The likes of Aizaz Khan, Kinchit Shah, Babar Hayat will play a key role for them and will look to start the competition on a winning note.
Singapore, on the other hand, haven’t had the best of times in the shortest format. They have lost their last five games with their last fixture coming against Jersey where they suffered a heavy loss. Now they will look to turn the tables around when they take part in the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022.
Amjad Mahboob has been handed the responsibility of leading Singapore in the upcoming Qualifiers. Arjun Mutreja along with Manpreet Singh and Neil Karnik have to step up and use all their experience to get their side to a positive start.
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Singapore vs Hong Kong Match Details:
Match: Singapore vs Hong Kong, Match 1, Asia Cup Qualifier, 2022
Date and Time: August 20th, 2022, Saturday, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Live Streaming: FanCode
Singapore vs Hong Kong Pitch Report
The pitch at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) is a balanced track. The new ball bowlers will get some lateral movement off the surface. The batters will have to be patient early in their innings. Once set, they can start playing their strokes freely.
Singapore vs Hong Kong Weather Forecast
Clear skies will greet both sides on Saturday, with the temperature expected to range between 27 and 39 degrees Celsius.
Singapore vs Hong Kong Squads
A Chaudhry, A Bhadelia, Arjun Mutreja, J Santhanam, N Anant Karnik, Rezza Gaznavi, R Rangarajan, Surendran Chandramohan, V Maheshwari, A Bhargava, A Sunil, A Dutta, Aryaman Uchil, Navin Param, V Puri, A Desai, Manpreet Singh, Akshay Roopak Puri, Amjad Mahboob, Anantha Krishna, Janak Prakash, V Baskaran
Hong Kong Squad
Nizakat Khan (C), Kinchit Shah (VC), Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Yasim Murtaza, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ghazanfar Mohammad, Ayush Shukla, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hussain, Scott McKechnie, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Waheed Mohammad, Dhananjay Rao, Ateeq Iqbal
Singapore vs Hong Kong Probable XIs
Amjad Mahboob (c), Manpreet Singh (wk), Rezza Gaznavi, Surendran Chandramohan, Navin Param, Aryaman Uchil, Arjun Mutreja, Janak Prakash, Akshay Roopak Puri, Neil Karnik, Anantha Krishna
Nizakat Khan (c), Kinchit Shah, Babar Hayat, Aizaz Khan, Mohammad Waheed, Shahid Wasif, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla, Aftab Hussain, Scott McKechnie (wk), Adit Gorawara
Singapore vs Hong Kong Match Prediction
The opening game of Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 sees Singapore take on Hong Kong. Both sides haven’t had the best of times in recent times and it will be a test for them to get off to a winning start to the competition.
Hong Kong looks like a settled unit and expect them to come out on top on Saturday.
Prediction: Hong Kong to win this encounter.