Match Preview By Kunal:
PAK vs HKG:
Welcome to the match prediction & preview of Pakistan Vs Hong Kong of the 6th match of Asia Cup 2022. This match, to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on 2nd September. This is the first time both teams will play against each other.
Pakistan will play 2nd match of this Asian tournament. After being asked to bat first, Pakistan were bowled out for 147 in their last match. In that match, Rizwan (43) and Iftikhar Ahmed (28) scored the most runs. Mohammad Nawaz and Naseem Shah took three and two wickets respectively in that game. Pakistan stand on 2nd position of the points table with 0 points. They have played 1 match till now, in which they lost. In the previous match, they lost the game against India by 5 wickets.
On the other side, Hong Kong will also play 2nd match of this Asian tournament. While chasing a target of 193 runs, Hong Kong managed only 152 runs in 20 overs in their previous match. Babar Hayat (41) and Kinchit Shah (30) scored the most runs in that match. Ayush Shukla and Mohammad Ghazanfar were the bowlers who took one wicket each in that game. Hong Kong stand on 3rd position of the points table with 0 points. They have played 1 match till now, in which they lost. In the previous match, they also lost the game against India by 40 runs.
In today’s match, Both teams Pakistan and Hong Kong will look to win as the winner of this game will qualify for playoff.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie, Zeeshan Ali (wk), Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar.
According to experts, during the match time, the temperature will remain around 39°C and humidity will be 29%. The speed of the wind will be around 11 km/h and the sky will be mostly sunny.
So far, the track at Sharjah has proven to be extremely beneficial to seamers in both innings. The batters at the venue have experienced some movement as well as extra bounce. So we expect the skipper to win the toss and field first.
Match Time: 07:30 PM (IST)
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network & Hotstar
Pakistan will win
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.