On Friday, September 02, 2022, in Sharjah, Pakistan will play Hong Kong in the sixth match of the Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan and Hong Kong have squared off against each other three times in Asia Cup competitions. In their last 3 one-day international matches with Hong Kong, Pakistan has won.
Both Hong Kong and Pakistan started their campaign with a defeat to India. So, we have listed 5 players you should look out for in Pak vs HK Asia Cup match:
The Pakistani team’s captain at the 2022 Asia Cup is Babar Azam. During the competition, he ought to start for the team. The top-ranked ICC T20I batsman at the moment is a right-handed batsman.
In 75 T20Is, Babar Azam has scored 2696 runs at an average of 44.93. In the shortest format, he has 1 ton and 26 fifties, with a career-high 122 against the Proteas. In the Asia Cup 2022 match against India, he managed just 10 points off 9 balls.
For Pakistan in the 2022 Asia Cup, Mohammad Rizwan ought to serve as both the wicketkeeper and the other opener. In 26 T20I matches last year, Mohammad Rizwan scored 1326 runs at an exceptional average of 73.66, including one century and 12 half-centuries.
In 57 T20Is, he has scored 1705 runs, averaging an astounding 50.15 with 1 century and 13 fifties. In the Asia Cup 2022 loss to India, he had the game’s highest score with 43 off 42 balls.
The batter that is currently doing well for Hong Kong is 30 30-year-old Babar Hayat. Hayat performed admirably in the 2022 Asia Cup qualifiers, hitting 97 runs in three games and taking third place in the batting standings. Despite the likelihood of encountering formidable opposition this time, Babar Hayat’s remarkable strike rate of 127.60 in 32 T20s merits close attention.
The captain is a crucial component of the Hong Kong team. He scored 89 runs in three games during the Asia Cup qualifying rounds, having a terrific time. Nizakat has played a lot of T20 cricket, making 51 matches and amassing 978 runs. The player to watch when mighty India and Pakistan take on brave Hong Kong is Khan.
Another middle-order batsman for Pakistan should be Iftikhar Ahmed in the starting lineup. Last year, the right-handed batsman had a strike rate of 125 and scored 70 runs in 6 T20I games.
With a top performance of 62* against Australia, he has scored 299 runs in 19 T20Is at an average of 29.9 and a strike rate of 133.48. In the opening match of the 2022 Asia Cup, he got 28 points off of 22 balls before edging a Hardik Pandya ball to keeper Dinesh Karthik.
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