New Delhi. After the victory against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022, India is facing Hong Kong today. India would like to reach the Super-4 by winning this match. In this match, the Hong Kong captain won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Indian team has made one change in the playing XI. Rishabh Pant is playing in place of Hardik Pandya.
After the toss, Indian captain Rohit Sharma said, ‘I think this pitch will play well. We have to bat well to score good scores. We are not thinking much about the opposition team. We want to play hard cricket. We are fully focused on keeping the basics right, which we did against Pakistan. There is only one change in the team. Hardik Pandya has been rested and Rishabh Pant is playing in his place. Hardik is a very important player for us.
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At the same time, Hong Kong captain Nizakat Khan said, ‘We have done well in the run chase in the qualifiers of the Asia Cup in Oman. We will do the same against India. Last time the match against India was good. This time also we will give tough competition. We made some mistakes in the last match, we want to do well today. We are going with the same playing XI as the team that played in the Asia Cup qualifier against UAE.
Team India won the toss in their first match against Pakistan in Dubai and decided to bowl first. Indian fast bowlers bowled well in this match and restricted Pakistan to 147 runs. After this, India achieved the target by losing 5 wickets.
India: Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal
Hong Kong: Yasim Mortaza, Nizakat Khan (Captain), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Ejaz Khan, Scott McEnany (WK), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Aayush Shukla.
Tags: Asia cup, Rohit Sharma, Team India
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 31, 2022, 19:25 IST