India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018: Enjoying XI, preview, prediction


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Match particulars

September 18, Tuesday; 17:00 IST
Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Dubai
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The problem for India, once they start their defence of the Asia Cup on Tuesday towards Hong Kong, is unlikely to return from their opponent. As an alternative, India’s problem shall be extra inside and about how they battle complacency and the new climate in Dubai, the place the forecast says that the temperature shall be above 40 diploma Celsius.

Hong Kong need to be rubbing shoulders with the massive boys of world cricket, however taking part in towards India and Pakistan is a large step-up from what they’re used to. The eight-wicket defeat to Pakistan on Sunday supplied proof of Hong Kong’s shortcomings.

From India’s perspective, they won’t need to stretch themselves a lot, on condition that they are going to be taking part in towards Pakistan the subsequent day (Wednesday, September 19). Tactically, due to this fact, they may seemingly need to bowl first if Rohit Sharma wins the toss, giving themselves the perfect likelihood of wrapping the match up shortly.

Hong Kong too, very similar to India, face the problem inside, which is to carry out higher than of their opening match. Within the batting division, a lot shall be anticipated of the 20-year-old Anshuman Rath, the captain and who has performed for Middlesex 2nd XI, and Babar Hayat, who scored a century towards UAE within the Asia Cup Qualifiers and accrued near 150 runs in six innings within the World T20 Canada in June. Nadeem Ahmed, Ehsan Khan and Tanwir Afzal are the important thing bowlers for Hong Kong.

Dubai Cricket Stadium pitch report and climate forecast

Groups batting second have a greater win share (61.11) than groups batting first in day-night matches (18) performed on the Dubai Cricket Stadium, suggesting that the pitch will get higher for batting after sundown. Typically talking, nonetheless, the pitch right here is an effective one to bat on, with spinners prone to discover extra help than the seamers.

The climate forecast says that the temperature within the night shall be 35 diploma Celsius, however the temperature at evening shall be a extra nice 32 levels.

India vs Hong Kong face to face in ODI

The one time India and Hong Kong have performed one another to date was on the Asia Cup 2008, which was held in Pakistan. On that event, India gained by a whopping 256 runs having batted first and posted 374 runs.

India vs Hong Kong taking part in XI

With those that performed the Check sequence in England set to affix India’s Asia Cup squad solely on Sunday evening, India won’t subject their first-choice XI towards Hong Kong.

Doable India taking part in 11 vs Hong Kong: 1 Rohit Sharma (c), 2 Shikhar Dhawan/Ambati Rayudu, three KL Rahul/Manish Pandey, four Dinesh Karthik, 5 MS Dhoni (wk), 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 Axar Patel, eight Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Shardul Thakur, 10 Kuldeep Yadav, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal

Hong Kong might retain the identical taking part in XI from the match towards Pakistan.

Probably Hong Kong taking part in 11 vs India: 1 Anshuman Rath (c), 2 Nizakat Khan, three Babar Hayat, four Christopher Carter, 5 Kinchit Shah, 6 Ehsan Khan, 7 Aizaz Khan, eight Scott McKechnie, 9 Tanwir Afzal, 10 Ehsan Nawaz, 11 Nadeem Ahmed

Match prediction

Hong Kong must play out of their skins to compete towards a powerful Indian facet, whose high quality and better expertise ought to, nonetheless, assist them win. If India win, they may qualify for the Tremendous 4 from Group A, together with Pakistan.

India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2018: Enjoying XI, preview, prediction

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