In this article we will take a dive into the Match Prediction of Pakistan vs Hong Kong Match 2. The action in the Asian Games 2023 Cricket will move to the knockout stages as eight teams will battle it out in the quarterfinals to progress ahead in the tournament. The second quarter-final of the event will be played between Pakistan and Hong Kong on Tuesday, October 03 at Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, Hangzhou. Hong Kong made it to the knockouts after topping Group B with wins over Cambodia and Japan.
They’ve gelled together excellently as a group so far in the tournament and will look to continue their winning run in the knockouts as well. On the other hand, Pakistan will be playing their first game of the event having already qualified for the quarterfinals due to their higher T20I ranking. Pakistan have several talented youngsters along with experienced people in their squad who will pose a massive threat to the other teams in the tournament.
In a recent ODI warm-up match New Zealand locked horns with Pakistan. Cricket fans were glued to their seats throughout the match as both teams displayed their prowess and the true spirit of an ODI.
Asian Games 2023 Cricket Pakistan vs Hong Kong Match Details:
Match: Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Quarterfinal 2, Asian Games Men’s Cricket Competition
Venue: Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field, Hangzhou
Date & Time: Tuesday, October 3, 11:30 AM IST
Live Broadcast and Streaming details: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv
Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field Pitch Report
In the nine matches played at the venue so far in the tournament, five have been won by teams batting first. The average first innings score so far in the tournament has been 165 while the highest target chased is 128. The ground has been a high-scoring one and hence the captain winning the toss will look to bat first and make full use of the good batting conditions.
PAK vs HK Head-to-Head Records
Matches – 1, Pakistan – 1, Hong Kong – 0
PAK vs HK Probable Playing XI
Mirza Baig, Omair Yousuf, Qasim Akram (c), Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq (WK), Aamer Jamal, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Sufiyan Muqeem, Usman Qadir
Hong Kong (HK)
Nizakat Khan (c), Muhammad Khan (wk), Babar Hayat, Akbar Khan, Anas Khan, Ehsan Khan, Shiv Mathur, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Niaz Ali, Nasrulla Rana, Ayush Shukla
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter – Omair Yousuf
The 24-year-old was seen in sensational form in the recent ACC Men’s Emerging Cup having scored 183 runs from five innings at an average of 36.60 and a strike rate of 92.89 with one fifty to his name. Yousuf is a promising talent hailing from his nation and will look to leave his mark in the Asian Games as well.
Probable Best Bowler – Sufiyan Muqeem
The left-arm spinner was the leading wicket-taker of the recent ACC Men’s Emerging Cup where he picked eight wickets from three innings at an average of 18.25 and an economy of 5.06. Muqeem will be eager to bamboozle batters with his variations in the Asian Games as well.
Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.