Though walking as underdogs, Hong Kong should not be overlooked in any case, even by the mighty Indians. They had almost lost the match against Hong Kong when they played in the 2018 Asia Cup in the same group.
HK’s Nizakat Khan (92) and Anshy Rath (73) made a grand partnership of 170+ runs in 35 runs and seemed so well in beating India’s 286-run target. But as they were broken by Kinchit Shah, the entire batting order fell apart in no time.
But with the confidence they gathered from Asia Cup Qualifiers, they’re all set to take on India today. Since they’re hardly 20 members in the full-time playing squad, Hong Kong has not had many options to choose from; rather go with their winning squad for the Asia Cup Qualifiers.
But for India, it’s much wider to play with. Reports from ESPN Cricinfo say that senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar are taking a day off from practice, while Rishab Pant and Deepak Hooda are seen in the nets practicing.
So except for the junior team, which may include Pant, Hooda, and Bishnoi to be included in today’s match. Although, we cannot rule out the fact that India wants tonight’s win to stay on top of the Group A table. So they may play Rohit, Virat, and KL as well. With that in mind, here’s what tonight’s squads may look like;
India vs Hong Kong Probable Playing 11 For Asia Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, R Ashwin, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh
Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat, Yasmin Murtaza, Kinchit Shah, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
India vs Hong Kong Dream 11 Predictions For Asia Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Nizakat Khan, Scott Scott McKechnie, Kinchit Shah, Arshdeep Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravi Bishnoi, Ehsan Khan, and Zeeshan Ali.
Setting Rohit Sharma or KL Rahul as captain and Ehsan Khan or Hardik Pandya as VC is recommended. You may also try Arshdeep Singh or Nizakat Khan too as VCs.