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Asia Cup 2022: Will India Experiment against Hong Kong?

Asia Cup 2022: Will India Experiment against Hong Kong?

Will there be any experiments in the match between India vs Hong Kong? To know about it, read till the end.

Hardik Pandya’s last-over thriller gave India a hard-earned victory over Pakistan, and against Hong Kong, the batsmen will be the main focus of the match. In their second and final group league game of the Asia Cup on Wednesday, a jubilant India prepares to thrash underdogs Hong Kong.  No player would desire to sit out of a game like Hong Kong, which helps players improve their stats.

Will India experiment with the team and rest the players for a big game? What players will play against Hong Kong? Will the out of form players try to get their form back? There are lots of questions arising about the match of India vs Hong Kong. Read our article below to find out everything. 

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India vs Hong Kong: What will happen?

Rahul couldn’t have asked for a simpler opponent to regain his rhythm against. The Group A encounter for Rohit Sharma’s team against a team, primarily made up of Pakistani and Indian expats, who are otherwise not good enough to play first-class cricket in either of the two countries, won’t be more than a glorified net session.

Rahul, whose first T20I Asia Cup match against Pakistan did not went will, would like to start strong and might use this chance to pursue a different batting strategy than his IPL approach.

At this point, as India prepares for the T2O World Cup, which Australia will host from October 16 to November 13, the quality of an innings and its relevance in the overall context of the game are more crucial.

Will India Experiment?

Rahul must therefore make the most of this chance to boost his self-confidence before the Super Fours and the tournament’s crucial final stretch. Since captain Rohit has stated that experimentation will continue, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if a different batting order is used on Wednesday.

The Hong Kong game will be all about Virat Kohli getting more quality hitting time in the middle against an opposition that is sure to be terrified by his mere presence there. Even Rohit would like to throw a couple into the crowd after a quiet game against Pakistan. It will be intriguing to observe if Rishabh Pant replaces Dinesh Karthik in order to give him some playing time or if Ravindra Jadeja bats at No. 4 against Hong Kong.

Even without Shaheen Shah Afridi, India’s top order contributed significantly to the calibre of attack that was on display. India’s top order returned to their old safety first strategy against Pakistan.

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Only when India plays against assaults with greater depth than that of England, the West Indies, or Sri Lanka can it be reliably determined whether its all-out attack exhibition in powerplay will succeed or fail. Therefore, only against teams like Australia, Pakistan, South Africa, and New Zealand will the batting order’s attacking mentality be truly tested.

India vs Hong Kong Squad

India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (c), Kinchit Shah, Aftab Hussain, Aizaz Khan, Ateeq Iqbal, Babar Hayat, Dhananjay Rao, Ehsan Khan, Haroon Arshad, Scott McKechnie, Ghazanfar Mohammad, Mohammad Waheed, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Yasim Murtaza, Zeeshan Ali.

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