Kuwait play Hong Kong in the T20 Asia Cup 2022 Qualifiers on Tuesday, 23rd August at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman. This match will begin at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Hong Kong cricket team come into this game having won their first match of the T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 against Singapore by eight runs. Batting first, Hong Kong posted a modest total of 148. During the chase, Singapore were eventually restricted to 140 runs thanks to clinical bowling from Hong Kong. Kinchit Shah was the highest run scorer for Hong Kong, having made 34 runs in 32 balls, while Ehsan Khan picked three wickets.
Kuwait too won their previous match in these qualifiers, beating UAE by one wicket. UAE scored 173 runs in the first innings, thanks to Chirag Suri’s 61-ball 88. After a 53-run opening stand, Kuwait kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and failed to stitch another decent partnership. Needing one run off two balls, Mohamed Shafique hit a boundary of his ball to seal the win for Kuwait with one ball to spare.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 odds
10CRIC odds: Kuwait: 3.35, Hong Kong: 1.21
Parimatch odds: Kuwait: 3.70, Hong Kong: 1.26
Betwinner odds: Kuwait: 4.00, Hong Kong: 1.2
1xBet odds: Kuwait: 4.00, Hong Kong: 1.2
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong head-to-head in T20Is
Kuwait and Hong Kong will face each other for the first time in T20Is.
Honk Kong have won four of their last five matches in T20Is while the Kuwait cricket team have won all their last five matches.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 squads
Kuwait: Mohammad Aslam (captain), Meet Bhavsar (wicketkeeper), Nawaf Ahmed, Mohammad Amin, Adnan Idrees, Shiraz Khan, Muhammad Kashif, Sayed Monib, Usman Patel (wicketkeeper), Yasin Patel, Shahrukh Quddus, Ravija Sandaruwan, Mohammad Shafeeq, Haroon Shahid, Edson Silva, Bilal Tahir, Ali Zaheer.
Hong Kong: Shahid Wasif, Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat, Jamie Atkinson, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Khan, Aizaz Khan (captain), Haroon Arshad, Scott McKechnie (wicketkeeper), Waqas Barkat, Ehsan Khan, Aftab Hussain, Ayush Shukla, Hamed Khan, Nasrulla Rana, Mohsin Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Kuwait vs Hong Kong probable playing XI
Kuwait: Mohammed Aslam (captain), Ravija Sandaruwan, Edson Silva, Adnan Idress, Usman Patel, Shiraz Khan, Bilal Tahir, Meet Bhavsar (wicketkeeper), Sharukh Quddus, Yasin Patel, Sayed Monib.
Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan, Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Khichit Shah, Aizaz Khan (captain), Scott McKenchie (wicketkeeper), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ateeq Iqbal.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 combined fantasy XI
Mohammed Aslam, Ravija Sandaruwan, Edson Silva, Khichit Shah, Aizaz Khan (captain), Meet Bhavsar (wicketkeeper), Haroon Arshad, Sharukh Quddus, Ehsan Khan, Yasin Patel, Mohammad Ghazanfar.
Kuwait top picks vs Hong Kong T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022
Meet Bhavsar: The wicketkeeper batter has scored 378 runs in 17 innings in T20 Internationals at an average of 25.20. The 18-year-old has a strike rate of 129.45 and a top score of 71 runs. In his last 10 innings, Bhavsar averages 30.44 and has scored his runs at a strike rate of 134.31.
Ravija Sandaruwan: The opening batter has scored 279 runs in his last 10 innings in T20Is at a strike rate of 140.90. Sandaruwan has scored 856 runs for Kuwait in the format at an average of 37.21. The 30-year-old batter has scored one century and five half-centuries in T20Is.
Hong Kong top picks vs Kuwait T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022
Ehsan Khan: The 37-year-old spinner has picked 18 wickets in his last 10 matches for Hong Kong in this format at an economy of 5.27 and a strike rate of 12.77. Khan has picked 33 wickets in 29 T20Is at an average of 18.90. With the bat, Ehsan has scored 197 runs at an average of 17.90. He has the highest score of 42 not out in this format.
Nizakat Khan: The 30-year-old batter has scored 889 runs in 47 innings for Hong Kong at a strike rate of 123.81. Khan has scored four fifties and has a top score of 81 in T20Is. In his last 10 innings in T20Is, Nizakat has scored 259 runs at an average of 25.90 and a strike rate of 130.15
Kuwait vs Hong Kong T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 prediction
Hong Kong have more international cricket experience as compared to Kuwait and are favourites going into the game.
However, Kuwait have a bunch of talented players and are likely to trouble Hong Kong in this qualifier.
Kuwait vs Hong Kong T20 Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 32°C
Wind: 10 km/h