India play Hong Kong in the Asia Cup 2022 on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Indian cricket team beat Pakistan by five wickets in their opening match of the tournament. Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked four wickets with the ball for India while Hardik Pandya picked three as Pakistan were bowled out for 147 runs in the first innings. India chased the target down with two balls to spare thanks to Ravindra Jadeja’s knock of 35 runs of 29 balls and Pandya’s unbeaten 17-ball 33. India beat West Indies 4-1 in their last T20I series and are currently the number one ranked team in the ICC Men’s T20I Team Rankings.
Meanwhile, the Hong Kong cricket team finished first on the Men’s T20 Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 points table with six points in three games. They beat UAE by eight wickets in their last match of the tournament. Hong Kong recently lost to Uganda by four runs in the fifth-place play-off match in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers 2022.
India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: India: 1.00 Hong Kong: 18.00
Bet365 odds: India: 1.006, Hong Kong: 29.00
Betwinner odds: India: 1.008, Hong Kong: 16.00
10CRIC odds: India: 1.00, Hong Kong: 18.95
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
India vs Hong Kong head-to-head in T20Is
India will face Hong Kong for the first time in T20Is. However, the Men in Blue have played against Hong Kong twice in ODIs, winning both matches.
Both teams have won four of their last five matches in this format.
India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022 squads
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
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.
India vs Hong Kong probable playing XI
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wicketkeeper), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal.
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.
India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022 combined fantasy XI
Rohit Sharma, Scott Mckechnie (wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (captain), Babar Hayat, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Arshdeep Singh.
India top picks vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022
Suryakumar Yadav: Ever since his debut in 2021, Suryakumar has become an integral part of India’s white-ball setup. Suryakumar has scored 690 runs in T20Is for the Men in Blue at an average of 36.30 and a strike rate of 172.06. The 31-year-old has been India’s most consistent middle-order batter in this format and will play an important role against Hong Kong.
Rohit Sharma: The Indian captain will be the other top pick as he is just one run short of becoming the first batter to score 3500 runs in T20Is. Rohit has scored four centuries in this format and has a strike rate of 139.73.
Hong Kong top picks vs India Asia Cup 2022
Ehsan Khan: The 37-year-old will be the key bowler for Hong Kong against India in the upcoming match. Ehsan has picked 39 wickets in T20I at an economy of 6.06 and has been prolific for Hong Kong in middle overs. In his last three T20Is, Ehsan Khan has picked nine wickets.
Babar Hayat: The right-handed batter has scored 758 runs in 32 innings in T20Is at an average of 29.15. Hayat has a top score of 122 in this format and a strike rate of 127.60. The 30-year-old has scored 217 runs in his last eight T20Is and will be one of the players to watch out for from the Hong Kong side.
India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022 prediction
India are the top-ranked side in the world in this format and are clear favourites to win the upcoming game against Hong Kong.
Hong Kong have been playing well in recent times but lack the experience of playing against top sides in big tournaments. The visitors are likely to lose by a big margin against India.
India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 39°C
Wind: 20 km/h