Kuwait will be taking on Hong Kong in the fourth match of the Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Al Amerat. Both sides have won their respective opening fixtures and it promises to be a cracking contest on Tuesday.
Kuwait faced UAE in their opening game of the Asia Cup Qualifier 2022. It was a thriller of a contest and Kuwait managed to hold their nerves to get off to a winning start.
Bowling first, Kuwait picked up five wickets in total and restricted UAE to 173 at the end of the 20 overs. Kuwait lost wickets at regular intervals but contributions from Ravija Sandaruwan (34), Meet Bhavsar (27), and Edson Silva (25) helped them get closer to the target and a boundary from Mohamed Shafeeq on the fifth ball of the last over helped them chase down the total with one wicket in hand. They will be eager to carry forward the winning momentum against Hong Kong.
Hong Kong, meanwhile, defeated Singapore in their first game of the tournament. It was a close-fought contest and Hong Kong registered a win by eight runs to grab two points.
After being asked to bat first, KD Shah top-scored with 34 and a solid cameo from Haroon Arshad (27* off 14 balls) helped Hong Kong post 148 on the board, losing nine wickets. Ehsan Khan starred with the ball for Hong Kong, picking up three wickets and Mohammad Ghazanfar also chipped in with a couple of scalps as they defended the total successfully, winning the game by eight runs. They will look to repeat their performance while facing Kuwait on Tuesday.
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Kuwait vs Hong Kong Match Details:
Match: Kuwait vs Hong Kong, Match 4, Asia Cup Qualifier, 2022
Date and Time: August 23rd, 2022, Tuesday, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat
Live Streaming: FanCode
Kuwait vs Hong Kong Pitch Report
The pitch at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) is a balanced track. The bowlers will get some movement with the new ball. The batters will have to be patient early in their innings. Once set, they can start playing their strokes freely.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong Weather Forecast
The temperature is expected to hover between 28 to 37 degrees Celsius. It will stay humid throughout the day.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong Squads
Meet Bhavsar, Ravija Sandaruwan, Adnan Idrees, Usman Patel (wk), Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam (c), Shiraz Khan, Edson Silva, Yasin Patel, Sayed Monib, Mohamed Shafeeq, Ali Zaheer, Muhammad Kashif, Haroon Shahid, Mohammad Amin, Nawaf Ahmed, Shahrukh Quddus
Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ateeq Iqbal, Aftab Hussain, Wajid Shah, Dhananjay Rao, Mohammad Waheed, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi
Kuwait vs Hong Kong Probable XIs
Meet Bhavsar, Ravija Sandaruwan, Adnan Idrees, Usman Patel (wk), Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam (c), Shiraz Khan, Edson Silva, Yasin Patel, Sayed Monib, Mohamed Shafeeq
Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ateeq Iqbal
Kuwait vs Hong Kong Match Prediction
Both Kuwait and Hong Kong are coming off a win in their respective first games and will be high in confidence. Both sides will come out all guns blazing to carry forward the winning momentum and expect a cracking contest on Tuesday.
Kuwait have a good balance to their side and expect them to come out on top on Tuesday.
Prediction: KUWAIT to win this encounter.