New Delhi. Team India is in high spirits after defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in the first match of Asia Cup. When Team India land in the second match against Hong Kong, it would like to find answers to many questions. In the match against Pakistan, Dinesh Karthik got an opportunity to play in place of Pant, to which the former cricketers had mixed reactions. Whether he will get a place in the match against Hong Kong will be a big question. On the other hand, KL Rahul was out on the first ball in the opening. Can Pant get a chance to open in his place as Rohit Sharma has done so in the past as well?
But it should not be forgotten that Rahul Dravid has joined Team India as a coach and as far as he is concerned, he is known to give enough chances to every player. In such a situation, there is little hope of change in the team. But Hong Kong is in front so changes can be made. Talking about the bowling lineup, some changes can be seen in it. Ravichandran Ashwin or Ravi Bishnoi may get a chance in place of Chahal.
Opening pair – KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma can be seen opening this time also. Before the T20 World Cup, Team India would like KL Rahul to regain his form and this could be a good opportunity for him against Hong Kong. Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, would also like to regain his momentum. In the match against Pakistan, he was seen struggling and was dismissed for 12 runs in 18 balls.
Talking about India- middle order in the middle order, India looks stronger here. In the last match at number 3, Kohli was seen in color. Suryakumar may not have done much at number four but he will have a chance in this match.
India as a finisher – Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik are playing as finishers in the team. The way Hardik finished the match in the last match, the expectations have increased. However, if Pant gets a chance in place of Karthik in this match, then it will not be much surprising.
India in bowling – Bhuvneshwar Kumar is in excellent form and he took 4 wickets in the match against Pakistan. Apart from them, there are Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh. Ravi Chandran Ashwin can get a chance in place of Chahal in spin.
India’s probable playing XI against Hong Kong
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Hong Kong’s Probable Playing XI
Nizakat Khan (capt), Yasim Mortaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Ejaz Khan, Scott McKennie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Aayush Shukla.
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