India won’t want to make the mistake of underestimating Hong Kong, will have an eye on the Super-4 ticket

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Asia Cup 2022, Preview IND vs HKG

Reflexes

  • India will face Hong Kong for the first time in T20 International
  • KL Rahul has a chance to get back into the groove
  • There may be some changes in the team composition.

Asia Cup 2022, IND vs HKG Preview: After defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the first match of the 2022 Asia Cup, the confident Indian cricket team will play Hong Kong in the second and final league match on Wednesday. In this match, the Indian team management will not make the mistake of underestimating Hong Kong at all, but there may be a change in the batting order or team composition. This will also be a golden opportunity for KL Rahul to get back into the groove. On the other hand, for Rohit Sharma’s side, this Group A match will be nothing less than net practice.

Critical chance for KL Rahul?

In the Hong Kong team, there are players of Indian and Pakistani origin, who may not even make it to the first-class teams of these two countries. After beating Pakistan in the last over thanks to a brilliant all-round performance from Hardik Pandya, the focus now turns to batting practice. Rahul played the first T20 match this year against Pakistan in the last match. He would like to concentrate on batting practice. 45 runs in 20 T20 balls are more important than scores like 90 no outs in 65 balls. The emphasis will be on how the innings have been played and their importance in the match.

Watch out for Hong Kong?

India is also looking for the right team mix for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia from October 16 to November 13. Hong Kong does not have a bowler like Pakistan, but it cannot be taken lightly because one cannot speculate on the performance of an unknown team. Captain Rohit Sharma has made it clear that the experiments will continue, so the change in the batting order will come as no surprise. For Virat Kohli too, this matchup will be good for batting practice so he can get back into the groove for which the opposition teams look up to him.

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These changes may happen in the Indian team!

Rohit, who was unable to do anything special against Pakistan, is also expected to play a good tackle. It remains to be seen if Ravindra Jadeja drops to number four or if Rishabh Pant gets a chance instead of Dinesh Karthik. Despite the absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi in the Pakistani squad, the Indian top flight could not do much.

Against the likes of Australia, Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand, India’s attacking strategy from the start will be the real test. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi can also take part in this match if Yuzvendra Chahal and Jadeja are rested.

Take a look at the squads of both teams.

India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (Captain), Kinchit Shah, Aftab Hussain, Aijaz Khan, Ateeq Iqbal, Babar Hayat, Dhananjay Rao, Ehsan Khan, Haroon Arshad, Scott McKennie, Gazanfar Mohammad, Mohammad Wahid, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Yasim Mortaza Zeeshan Ali.

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