Pakistan will be playing Hong Kong to guarantee itself a spot in the Super 4 stage. Both teams lost to India in the ongoing league stage. This match will make any one of these teams the 4th team to qualify for the super 4s. Thus, it is an important clash for both these teams.
Also, the team who wins this match will play India on Sunday. With Pakistan the stronger of the two, they are the favourites to win this game. Hong Kong did trouble India in their last game till the tenth over. The game against Pakistan will give Hong Kong some much-needed experience to them.
Thus, both teams will be playing for entering the Super 4 stage in today’s game. It is worth noting here that Pakistan has defeated Hong Kong twice in previous encounters apart from Asia Cup.
So, both teams will be presenting their strongest outfit for today’s match.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Match Format: T20I, Match 6, T20I tournament
Date: 2nd September 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
Sharjah doesn’t have a lot of large boundary areas like Dubai and thus the pitch will be a mix as it is flat but it can come into its own and become slow when the spinners are in action. Here, batsmen enjoy making runs and usually, teams winning tosses here have decided to bat first but only if there is no dew in the second phase of the game. The average first innings score here is 166 runs.
Team News & Injury Updates for PAK vs HKG Dream11 Match:
As of now, there are no injury concerns on either side so fully fit teams will be taking part in today’s contest.
Complete Squad for PAK vs HKG Dream11 Match:
Asif Ali, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Ifthikar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Muhammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir
Babar Hayat, Hamed Khan, Aizaz Khan, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Aftab Hussain, Ahan Trivedi, Aliyaan Zahir Mohammad, Ateeq Iqbal, Ayush Shukla, Bilal Akthar, Devang Rajiv Bulsara, Dhananjay Rao, Ehsan Khan, Hassan Khan Mohammad, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Mohammad Waheed, Wajid Shah
Probable Playing XI for PAK vs HKG Dream11 Match:
Pakistan did have some weak areas in their match against India. They will have to improve upon those areas and play as a united force in today’s game. They will most likely keep the same playing XI for today.
Predicted Playing XI:
Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Hong Kong are playing the tournament for experience but if they win it will be nothing short of a miracle for them. They tried to push India on the back foot for quite some time but were just not able to do it for longer. They will be hoping to put up another challenging performance against Pakistan.
Predicted Playing XI:
Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
Top Picks for PAK vs HKG Dream11 Match:
Zaman was able to score only 10 against India in Pakistan’s opening game. He will be hoping for a better performance against Hong Kong and to capitalize on his start.
Nawaz was excellent against India where he picked up three wickets in the match. Pakistan would be hoping for a similar performance from him today as well.
Naseem was able to pick up two wickets against India although he was in bad shape as he got severe cramps while bowling. He will be a good pick for Pakistan if he is available for today’s match.
Shah played a knock of 30 runs against India and will be a good pick for Hong Kong in today’s match against Pakistan.
Hayat was brilliant against India in the last match. He played an inning of 41 from 35 balls in which he hit three fours and two sixes. Hayat has been consistent in his run-making as he has three 35+ scores in the last three innings for Hong Kong.
The main man for Hong Kong will be playing his first-ever game against the nation of his birth, Pakistan. When he was in Pakistan, Murtaza played 74 first-class games there. He was good in the game against India and will be hoping to put up a similar performance against Pakistan.
Players to avoid for PAK vs HKG Dream11 Match:
Shah was able to score only 9 runs against India and will be a risky choice for Pakistan in today’s match.
Although he played a quickfire inning of 16 from 8 balls against India, McKechnie’s wicket-keeping skills have not been up to the mark. He will have to work on his keeping skills and be a better version of himself against Pakistan.
Our Playing XI for PAK vs HKG Dream11 Match:
PAK vs HKG:
Scott McKechnie, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Hayat (vc), Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman (c), Aizaz Khan, Yasim Murtaza, Mohammad Nawaz, Ehsan Khan, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf
Pakistan are the clear winners of this contest as they have a better combination of players in their XI.
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