Date & Time : 31st August 2022, 6:00 PM (Local)
Venue : Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Indian team after a fantastic start to their campaign courtesy of aa five-wicket win over arch rivals Pakistan will hope to carry on with similar performances throughout the tournament. They will now look to qualify.
They have showed a good bowling and batting effort especially from the all-rounders. They will though hope this time around their prime batters and bowlers delivering.
Captain Rohit Sharma will strategise keeping the conditions in mind.
On the other hand, Hong Kong are just starting off as they are the sixth and final team of the tournament. They are a relatively new side to the International circuit amongst the elites and hence they have no sort of burden. They will look to play quality cricket.
The Hong Kong side is a balanced one with proper batsman and bowlers. They did well in the qualifiers knocking hosts UAE out apart from Kuwait and Singapore.
Their captain Nizakat Khan needs to get accustomed to the situation and strategise accordingly.
For the pitch, it will assist bowlers and batsman will need to showcase the skills.
Team news and possible lineups
There are no fresh injury concerns for both sides at the moment.
India XI : R. Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Kohli, S. Yadav, H. Pandya, R. Jadeja, D. Karthik, B. Kumar, A. Singh, A. Khan, Chahal.
Hong Kong XI : Hayat, K. Shah, A. Khan, N. Khan (C), Y. Murtaza, H. Arshed, E. Khan, Z. Ali, McKechnie, Ghazanfar, A. Shukla.
India are firm favourites and they should progress without much trouble.