After securing a thrilling five-wicket win against Pakistan, Team India will play their final group match against qualifier Hong Kong on Wednesday. It will be the endeavor of Rohit Sharma that through this match, the likes of KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal get a chance to get back in their rhythm. Virat Kohli will also try to get back his old confidence by playing a bang with his bat.
Rahul played his first T20 against Pakistan this year, but got bowled on the first ball against Naseem Shah. Two more matches are possible in the Asia Cup between India and Pakistan. In such a situation, Rahuls finding momentum against a weak Hong Kong will be beneficial for the team in the matches ahead of the tournament.
Hong Kongs team is made up of cricketers from India and Pakistan, but four years ago it gave a tough competition to India in the ODIs played in the Asia Cup. However, this will be the first T20 match between the two teams. India has played two ODIs against Hong Kong so far and won both.
In the ODIs played four years ago, India had won over Hong Kong by 26 runs in Dubai itself. Currently the captain of the team, Nizakat Khan shared a partnership of 174 runs for the first wicket with Anshi Rath. Nizakat then played an innings of 92 runs. Kinchit Shah, who was included in the current team, then took three wickets for 39 runs.
If India wins from Hong Kong, then topping the group will qualify for the Super-4. Before Super-4, it is necessary for Rahul and Rohit Sharma to get into the rhythm. Rohit was also dismissed after scoring 12 runs against Pakistan. He will definitely want to play a decent innings against a weak Hong Kong attack. However, in the ODIs played against this country four years ago, he scored 23 runs in 22 balls.
Virat scored 35 runs in 34 balls against Pakistan. He looked in tremendous rhythm in the second half of the innings, but he could not convert it into a half-century. If Virat gets a chance, he would definitely like to end this drought here. Now it will be seen whether Ravindra Jadeja comes back to bat at number four or the batting order is changed.
Second and this is the first match of the Hong Kong team in this tournament. Hong Kong team has made its place in this tournament by performing very well in the qualifier matches. Ehsan Khan, Babar Hayat, Yasim Mortaza are going to be the key players in this match from the Hong Kong team. During the 2018 Asia Cup, the Hong Kong team presented a good challenge to the Indian team, in this tournament also the team is expecting good performance from its players.
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This pitch is favorable for both batsmen and bowlers. Initially, bowlers get a lot of help on this pitch, so winning the toss and bowling first will be the right decision on this pitch. It is a bit difficult to bat in the first innings, here the average score of the first innings is 147 runs. The batting looked a bit easier in the second innings. That is why, chasing the target here, 60 percent of the matches have been won.
The sky will be very clear, there is no chance of rain. The temperature is expected to remain at 34.53 degree Celsius.
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