The fourth game of the Asia Cup 2022 will witness a clash between India and Hong Kong at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. India is coming off a win in their first game against arch-rivals Pakistan and a win in this game will ensure them a Super 4 spot. Hong Kong will be aiming for a miraculous upset here to work things in their favor.
Hong Kong has been in decent form and they managed to qualify for the Asia Cup for the second time in a row. They have been playing consistent cricket over the years and the team will depend a lot on their veteran players to make an impact here. The men in blue have a star-studded lineup and it will demand Hong Kong an extremely outrageous performance to defeat this Indian side.
Hardik Pandya has been instrumental with his all-around performance, Virat Kohli seems to have gained back his form, and the Indian bowlers have been highly destructive with the ball in the recent past. Although these two teams are poles apart on the ICC Men’s T20I rankings, a decent game of cricket is expected between these two teams with quality all-rounders on both ends.
Hong Kong will be featuring a couple of eft-handers in their top-four (Yasim Murtaza and Kinchit Shah) and India may consider playing one of R Ashwin or Ravi Bishnoi, both of whom fare well against southpaws.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik/Rishabh Pant (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan/R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Hong Kong’s cricketers have been playing through niggles during these demanding games but haven’t reported any player out of Wednesday’s game as yet. Away spin against India’s top-four is a well-known match-up option and Ghazanfar and Murtaza will hope to translate their good recent form into a memorable outing.
Probable XI: Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Scott McKechnie, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, Babar Hayat, Virat Kohli (VC), Hardik Pandya, Yasim Murtaza, Aizaz Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal (C)
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Scott McKechnie, Rohit Sharma, Babar Hayat, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Hardik Pandya (C), Yasim Murtaza, Aizaz Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal