Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Group A Match 6
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Date & Time: September 2nd at 7:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The tournament is getting more intense as Pakistan will clash against Hong Kong in a Group A contest on Friday. This match will decide the fate of both sides as the winner will go through to the Super 4. Pakistan gave their all in their opening game against arch-rivals India, however, ended up on the losing side by 5 wickets. Marginal score on the board, slower over rate, and injury woes all added to their loss. They weren’t prepared for the short ball tactics from India which came as a surprise for them. Bowling has been their major strength with Naseem Shah’s fitness concern might cause more damage. Mohammad Hasnain or Hasan Ali will come in as a replacement if Shah doesn’t feel fit. They need to show more intent with the bat in this game.
Hong Kong, on the other hand, were too easy for mighty India as they were humbled by 40 runs. A lot of credits for their spirited performances throughout the match. They kept Indian batters under control for the most part however Suryakumar Yadav’s late fireworks changed the course of the game. Even they can take more positives with the bat as Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah and Zeeshan Ali scored valuable runs. It will be one of the biggest upsets in modern-day cricket if they beat Pakistan. They look to go with an unchanged eleven for this match.
What is the pitch report for PAK vs HK, Asia Cup 2022, Match 6?
The surface has changed drastically over the last 12 months allowing the bowlers to dominate the games. The wicket will get better to bat on in the later half and hence bowling first makes more sense.
Naseem Shah will feature in this match only if he is fully fit.
Hong Kong: LWWWL
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for PAK vs HK, Asia Cup 2022, Match 6?
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Naseem Shah / Mohammad Hasnain / Hasan Ali
Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Scott Mckechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for PAK vs HK, Asia Cup 2022, Match 6?
Top Pick – Batter
Babar Azam got dismissed for a well-directed short delivery from Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the last game for just 10 runs. He likes to take his own time at the start and try to accelerate later.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Yasim Murtaza might have gone wicketless against India but kept really tight, while with the bat he just made 9 runs. He is a good pick in the all-rounder’s slot.
Top Pick – Bowler
Shahnawaz Dahani uses his height to a greater effect and we witnessed a great display of bowling from him against India. His late cameo of 16 runs from 6 balls helped Pakistan get close to 150.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Mohammad Rizwan was kept under pressure by Indian bowlers in the last game where he scored 43 runs at a strike rate of 102.38. He is still their best batter and a must-pick for your fantasy teams.
Babar Hayat played some fascinating shots in the last game against India. With 3 fours and 2 sixes, he struck 41 runs at a strike rate of 117.14.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for PAK vs HK, Asia Cup 2022, Match 6?
1. Mohammad Rizwan (c), Babar Azam, Kinchit Shah, Babar Hayat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz (vc), Yasim Murtaza, Ehsan Khan, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
2. Mohammad Rizwan, Zeeshan Ali, Babar Azam (c), Kinchit Shah, Babar Hayat (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Nizakat Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Shahnawaz Dahani
PAK vs HK, Asia Cup 2022, Match 6 Probable Winners:
Pakistan are expected to win this match.