Asia Cup 2022: India vs Hong Kong Weather Forecast and Pitch Report: Following a mouth-watering five-wicket victory over Pakistan, the Men in Blue will be raring to go out and get challenged by Hong Kong in their next Asia Cup 2022 assignment. Both, India and Hong Kong will meet on 31st August 2022 in the Dubai International Stadium.
Rohit Sharma-led team India will be high on confidence after defeating Pakistan, a couple of nights ago. The bowling unit was fantastic to pick wickets timely and so were the batters, who initially looked a little shaky, but made sure they take India home in the contest.
Special praises will be reserved for all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who just changed the game with his sheer batting. Pandya remained unbeaten at 33 runs from 17 deliveries, besides picking three crucial wickets in the first innings.
Meanwhile, Hong Kong will also be pumped after winning all three qualifier games against Singapore, Kuwait and UAE. Although the outcome of the match can land on any side, on any given day, however, it would be a monumental task for Hong Kong to face the Indian brigade.
Moreover, the Indian players are accustomed to the surface in Dubai International Stadium, however, Hong Kong will be playing its first match there in Asia Cup 2022. The surface does play a huge role, especially in the second half of the game.
For India, Hong Kong is a rare opponent. Both sides have only met twice so far and both times India have emerged clear-cut winners.
India vs Hong Kong Weather Forecast:
As per the forecast, the day is going to be extremely hot, however, a temperature drop is anticipated during nighttime. The temperature will hover around 31-39 degrees. The forecast shows little to no cloud cover and no rain during the match. Meanwhile, the wind speed will at around 14-23 km/h.
India vs Hong Kong Pitch Report:
The fixture will be held in the Dubai International Stadium. If we go through the last couple of Asia Cup 2022 matches held at this venue – Sri Lanka was bowled out at 105 while Pakistan managed to score 147. The surface isn’t easy to bat on. The bowlers get good assistance.
Pacer’s bowling hard lengths will fetch fruitful results. There may be a hint of swing upfront. The spinners will take the charge towards the end and get good help from the surface in the second innings.
Opting to field first and get a total in front would be the ideal choice for both the skippers.