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IND vs HK Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: Asia Cup 2022 Match 4

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On paper, it’s a mismatch. But that does not reduce the importance of this game for both teams.

For India, this clash is an opportunity for crucial game time for the likes of KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in particular. Rahul, who didn’t spend too much time in the middle in Zimbabwe recently, was out first ball against Pakistan in what has been a difficult return to the team. So, here is an opportunity to find some all important runs, confidence and time in the middle.

For Hong Kong, this is a wonderful occasion in their cricketing journey. The chance to take on some of the world’s best is something they will be looking forward to after a Qualifier campaign that saw them achieve a perfect three from three. Their aim will be to compete with India as long as possible, and attempt to build on any good periods of play.

It is far easier said than done, however. Hardik Pandya once again showed his value to this India team, providing great depth in both departments. Also, the Indian bowlers will be after another efficient showing; the kind we saw against Pakistan a few nights ago.

IND vs HK Possible Playing XI

One of the big talking points out of India’s first match was their decision to select Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant. This prompted the think tank to elevate Ravindra Jadeja to number four. It remains to be seen if India persist with that approach here.

Also, R Ashwin is a chance of playing in conditions that have seen spin play a role.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. KL Rahul, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Ravindra Jadeja, 5. Suryakumar Yadav, 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Dinesh Karthik (wk), 8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9. Avesh Khan/R Ashwin, 10. Yuzvendra Chahal, 11. Arshdeep Singh

Hong Kong will be looking to build on their showings in the Qualifier, albeit against much more established opposition.

Hong Kong: 1. Nizakat Khan (c), 2. Yasim Murtaza, 3. Babar Hayat, 4. Kinchit Shah, 5. Aizaz Khan, 6. Scott McKenchnie (wk) 7. Ehsan Khan, 8. Ayush Shukhla, 9. Zeeshan Ali, 10. Mohammad Ghazanfar, 11. Haroon Arshad

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

India:

  • Hardik Pandya’s brilliant performance against Pakistan was another feature in his superb year to date. The all-rounder has scored 801 runs at an average of 40.05 and strike rate of 135.99 in T20s this year, along with 20 wickets.
  • It is a big match for KL Rahul. Despite the duck last game, he still has an excellent T20 record at Dubai: 16 inns, 731 runs, avg. 56.23, SR 147.68.
  • It’s also an important game for Virat Kohli in his search for top form. Albeit scratchy at times, Kohli spent time in the middle against Pakistan for his 35. At Dubai, he averages a steady-but-unspectacular 30.78 in 17 T20s at a strike rate of 116.17.
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar has had a brilliant 2022, especially in the powerplay. In 37 overs in this period, he has taken 13 wickets at an average of 15.6 and strike rate of 17.1. He is coming off an excellent spell against Pakistan (4/26), where he was also proficient at the death (three wickets).
  • Arshdeep Singh has a great record at Dubai. In eight T20s, he has taken 19 wickets at an average of 13.32 and strike rate of 9.21.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal in T20s at Dubai: 13 inns, 19 wickets, avg. 18.15, SR 16.10.

Hong Kong:

  • Ehsan Khan will be vital. The all-rounder has the second-most wickets for Hong Kong (39), including nine in three matches (avg. 9, econ. 6.75) in the recent Qualifier tournament.
  • Aizaz Khan, who took four wickets in three matches in the Qualifier, has the most wickets for Hong Kong in T20Is (58) at an average of 18.93 and economy of 6.95.
  • Yasim Murtaza scored the most runs in the recent T20 Asia Cup Qualifier (130) at an average of 43.33 and strike rate of 125.00.
  • Babar Hayat scored 97 runs in three matches in the Qualifier and was dismissed just once. Also impressive was his strike rate of 159.01.
  • Babar has the second-most runs for Hong Kong in T20Is (758) with the best average of any player (29.15).
  • Nizakat Khan is first with 978 at an average of 19.95. Nizakat scored a memorable 92 against India in the 2018 Asia Cup on this ground, in the ODI format.

Other Stats and Facts

  • This will be the third meeting between India and Hong Kong in an international and the first in a T20I. In the 2018 Asia Cup, which was an ODI tournament, Hong Kong lost by just 26 runs after posting a very respectable 259/8.
  • Hardik Pandya’s three wickets against Pakistan were off the short ball. Expect the all-rounder to send down as many as possible in this match.
  • Victory for India will confirm their passage to the Super 4 stage.

Dubai International Stadium Pitch Report and Weather

Chasing teams continue to dominate at Dubai. The teams batting second have won 23 of the past 28 T20s on this ground. In this tournament so far, the surface has offered something both seamers and spinners, and we can expect similar here.

More hot weather is forecast. Expect the captain who wins the toss to choose to field.

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IND vs HK Dream11 Prediction 31 August 2022

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Asia Cup 2022 Match 4: IND vs HK Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Scott McKenchie
  • Batsmen: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
  • All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Aizaz Khan
  • Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ehsan Khan

Asia Cup 2022 Match 4: IND vs HK Match Prediction – who will win?

India should have no problem in winning this match.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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