Pakistan vs Hong Kong: Pakistan will be going to head to head with Hong Kong in the last group stage match of the Asia Cup 2022. The match is going to be a highly significant one for both teams because it’s going to determine which team shall join India from Group A in the super 4 stages.
Both the teams have earlier lost a game each to India. Tomorrow’s game shall be a must-win for both teams. The winner shall be cementing its place in the last 4, while the loser shall have to pack their bags back home. It remains to be seen as to who wins the crunch match between Pakistan and Hong Kong tomorrow.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong: Preview and Playing XIs of both sides
Preview: Pakistan who have suffered a 5-wicket loss early on against India will be eager to learn from their mistakes and capitalise on their chances in the match vs Hong Kong. The team’s batting display in particular seemed to be extremely frail against India in their previous match.
Prominent batsmen of the side failed to deliver quality performances to help their team post a formidable total on the board. Apart from some individual brilliance, the team will be hoping to execute a complete team performance tomorrow against Hong Kong. Pakistan will be hopefully keeping their side unchanged for tomorrow’s match.
Possible Playing XI: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Preview: Hong Kong who had to succumb to a 40-run defeat in their match against India will be looking to give it their all and win their must-win match against Pakistan. The team has displayed some quality performances so far, especially the way they managed to restrict the Indian top order for quite some time towards the earlier stages of the innings.
The team’s conceding too many runs in the death cost them the game. The batters too failed to put up a quality show against a top-notch Indian bowling lineup. Prominent batters like Nizakat Khan, Murtaza and others failed to deliver with the bat. The team will be hoping to initiate an amazing turnaround in their match against Pakistan with some quality performances as a unit.
Possible 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.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong: Probable Best Performer
Probable best batsman of the match – Mohammed Rizwan
Mohammed Rizwan was Pakistan’s highest scorer in the previous match vs India. His low strike rate was however a bit of an issue for his side.
The batsman will look to regain his best rhythm once again ahead of the crucial match vs Hong Kong. His top-quality big-hitting abilities and providing his team with quick-fire starts will be an important thing to watch for all the fans.
Probable best bowler of the match – Mohammed Nawaz
Mohammed Nawaz was the star with the ball for Pakistan in the match against India. He picked crucial wickets while bowling the tough overs and always kept Pakistan in the match. His three-wicket haul in the last game proves his worth to the team.
He will be expected to repeat his wonderful performances in his spell against Hong Kong in the upcoming do-or-die match for sure.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong: Winning Prediction
Match prediction – Pakistan to win the match
Considering the rhythm of all the players and the overall performance of the team in the recent past, Pakistan are the most possible side to emerge victorious in tomorrow’s match. With a most probable victory over Hong Kong, they shall be heading into the Super 4 stage along with India.