Asia Cup 2018, India vs Hong Kong Preview: Team India Set For Hong Kong Dress Rehearsal Ahead Of Pakistan Clash

In a withering Dubai heat, where a mercury has risen adult to 43 grade Celsius, a primary aim for a Indian group would be to get their combinations right before a large game.

Hong Kong mislaid their opener opposite Pakistan by 8 wickets in a entirely one sided showdown where they could conduct usually 116 runs.

Unless a spectacle happens, there won’t be a conspicuous alleviation in their opening opposite an Indian group that boasts of a likes of Rohit, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Kedar Jadhav in batting along with Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in a bowling.

For a past few years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s loss batting skills have regularly come underneath scanner and this contest will give everybody a satisfactory thought of his ideal position. Whether it would need adult being No.5, 6 or 7 will be a large row going into a Pakistan game.

If Dhoni comes in during No.7, he will have to face a clever Mohammed Aamir during a genocide along with a skiddy Usman Khan and gifted Hasan Ali.

Possibly Kedar Jadhav or Manish Pandey during No.5 and Hardik Pandya with his large attack abilities during No.7 could infer to be ideal foil for a former India captain, if he decides to come during No 6.

The middle-order that has been an emanate for India for utterly some time now and need to be sorted going into a World Cup subsequent year.

It is approaching that KL Rahul will bat during No.3 though a incoming deliveries from Aamir or Hasan could be a problem like it has been in England.

The BCCI has already hired a left-arm throw-down dilettante from Sri Lanka to safeguard that a Indian have no difficulty rebellious Pakistan’s battery of left-armers. Also, they have Khaleel Ahmed in a group to give a batsmen much-needed practice.

However, on prosaic decks with small transformation from white Kookaburra, a Indian batsmen can play their prevalent ‘hitting on a rise’ diversion with minimal footwork.


India: Rohit Sharma (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.

Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath (capt), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulson, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammed, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Raag Kapur, Scott McKehnie, Tanvir Ahmed, Tanvir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.

(With PTI inputs)

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