India vs Hong Kong: Match 4, Asia Cup 2018
Hong Kong, defeat their first match against Pakistan. They hoping to secure a win of their Asia Cup campaign against defending Champions India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, September 18.
In 2008 Asia Cup, Both teams have faced each other just once in this format. In this match, India won comprehensively by 256 runs.
Batting first India scored 374/4 in their quota of 50 overs before bowling out the Hong Kong scored just 118 runs.
India, rest some of their players, who played in the England Test series.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are the opening batsmen.
MS Dhoni, India has the best finishers on the planet. After the constrained overs arrangement, Dhoni comes back to the national setup.
KL Rahul is expected to perform and the team will need them to fire from the beginning.
Manish Pandey was excellent for India ‘B’ in the quadrangular series.
Kuldeep Yadav (topped the wickets charts with nine wickets in three matches and the wrist-spinner is likely to fox the Hong Kong batsmen with his variations) and Yuzvendra Chahal will shoulder the spin department.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah are the backbones of India’s bowling.
Kedar Jadhav comes back to the Indian group after his hamstring damage in IPL.
Khaleel Ahmed may get his maiden international cap.
Hardik Pandya is expected to make the eleven.
Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (WK), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal or Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.
There was absolutely no intent from Hong Kong’s batsmen and they did not have a clue how to deal with the bowlers.
KD Shaw and Aizaz Khan were the only batsmen to show some intent.
All the top rank batsmen, including skipper Anshuman Rath, Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat, and Christofer Carter failed to make an impact.
Babar, one of the leading ODI run-getters. Rath was their best batsman in qualifiers and the onus will be on him to take the team off to a steady start.
Ehsan Khan was the pick of the bowlers last time around with two wickets. Left-arm spinner Nadeem, who is the gathering’s driving wicket-taker in ODIs.
Anshuman Rath (C), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie, Tanwir Afzal, Ehsan Nawaz, Nadeem Ahmed and Nizakat Khan.
Players to watch out
Rohit Sharma- India
The 31-year-old, Rohit Sharma was India’s best batsman after Virat Kohli in the England ODI series with 154 runs.
After being named the captain and with his hitting strength, India win a number of matches and Hong Kong will be in with a tough task
In the English tour, he scored two hundred at Bristol and Nottingham respectively.
Babar Hayat- Hong Kong
Batsman, Babar Hayat is the leading run scorer for Hong Kong in ODIs.
2- Wickets Kuldeep Yadav needs to complete 50 ODI wickets.
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Match Timings – 05:00 PM IST, Local Time 03:30 PM