Hong Kong play Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 on Friday, September 2, 2022, at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah from 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

The Hong Kong cricket team lost to India by 40 runs in their first game of the tournament as a swashbuckling 68-run knock from Suryakumar Yadav took the game away. Chasing 193 runs to win, Hong Kong kept on losing wickets in regular intervals and could only manage 152 runs. The Nizakat Khan-led side beat UAE by eight wickets in their last match of the Men’s T20 Asia Cup Qualifier 2022. They finished first on the points table of the Asia Cup Qualifiers with six points in three games. 

Meanwhile, Pakistan were beaten by India in a final-over thriller at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in their first match of the Asia Cup 2022 campaign. The Pakistan cricket team have lost both T20Is played in 2022, however, won 20 of the 26 completed matches in 2021. The Men in Green cleanswept West Indies in a three-match series after the T20 World Cup 2021.

Hong Kong vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 odds

Betway odds: Hong Kong: 15.00, Pakistan: 1.02

Bet365 odds: Hong Kong: 19.00, Pakistan: 1.02

Betwinner odds: Hong Kong: 15.00, Pakistan: 1.01

1xBet odds: Hong Kong: 18.00, Pakistan: 1.01

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Hong Kong vs Pakistan head-to-head in T20Is

Hong Kong and Pakistan will play for the first time against each other in T20 internationals.

Pakistan are unbeaten against Hong Kong in ODIs, winning all three previous matches.

Hong Kong vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 squads

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (captain), Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Yasim Murtaza, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ghazanfar Mohammad, Ayush Shukla, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hussain, Scott McKechnie (wicketkeeper), Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Waheed Mohammad, Dhananjay Rao, Ateeq Iqbal.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Hasnain, Hassan Ali, Usman Qadir.

Hong Kong vs Pakistan probable playing XI

Hong Kong: Yasim Murtaza, Nizakat Khan(captain), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott Mckechnie (wicketkeeper), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla.

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Babar Azam (captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zamani, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani.

Hong Kong vs Pakistan Asia Cup Asia Cup 2022 combined fantasy XI

Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat,  Babar Azam (captain), Asif Ali, Zeeshan Ali, Shadab Khan, Ehsan Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz.

Hong Kong top picks vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022

Babar Hayat: The 30-year-old batter has scored 258 runs in nine matches at an average of 36.85, including two half-centuries, in this format in 2022. Hayat is one of the key batters in the Hong Kong lineup and he showcased his ability against India in their opening match of the Asia Cup 2022 campaign, scoring 41 runs off 35 balls.

Ehsan Khan: The off-spinner is an economical bowler and has the ability to break partnerships. Ehsan has taken 18 wickets at an economy rate of 5.97 in T20Is in this calendar year. In the match against India, the 37-year-old conceded only 26 runs in his four overs.

Pakistan top picks vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022

Naseem Shah: Pakistan’s new-ball bowler made his T20I debut in the last match against India. Naseem had a brilliant outing, taking two wickets while conceding only 27 runs in his four overs. The 19-year-old has picked up 33 wickets in 13 Tests and 10 wickets in three ODIs so far. His ability to swing the ball early on will create problems for the Hong Kong batters in this fixture.

Mohammad Rizwan: The opening batter has been a revelation for the Men in Green over the last couple of years with his consistency with the bat, especially in the T20 format. Rizwan began the Asia Cup 2022 campaign with a solid 42-ball 43 against India at Dubai. He provides a steady start early on and has the ability to cash in at the second half of the innings. 

Hong Kong vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 prediction

Pakistan are unbeaten against Hong Kong in white-ball cricket and boasts of some of the best T20 players in the world. The Men in Green are the overwhelming favourites to beat Hong Kong and advance into the Super 4.

Hong Kong were competitive against India with the ball early on, however, they lack the overall quality and international experience to trouble a team like Pakistan. They are unlikely to upset the Men in Green in this match. 

Hong Kong vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 41°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 16%

Wind: 20 km/h

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