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PAK vs HK: Preview, Key Matchups, Prediction, Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

image-l7j6pdltPakistan lost to India in their 1st game [PC: Twitter]

The sixth match of the Asia Cup 2022 will see Pakistan clashing with Hong Kong in Sharjah tomorrow at 7.30 PM IST. 

Both teams lost to India comprehensively in their opening encounters. This game will be a virtual knockout for these two teams, as the winner will proceed to the Super four stage.

Match Details

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Pitch Report: The surface at Sharjah assisted spinners to the core in the first game between Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The pitch was slightly slowish. So, the toss-winner will likely opt to bat first in this game. 

Key Match Analytics

Pakistan and Hong Kong have never played a T20I against each other. However, Pakistan have emerged victorious thrice these two sides have clashed in ODIs. 

Highest Active Run Scorer

Babar Azam: 2696 runs, average: 44.93, Strike Rate: 129.36

Nizakat Khan: 988 runs, average: 19.76, Strike Rate: 121.67

Highest Active Wicket-taker

Shadab Khan: 73 wickets in 61 inns, economy: 7.07

Aizaz Khan: 58 wickets in 48 inns, economy: 7.05

Key Matchups

Babar Hayat vs Mohammad Nawaz

image-l7j6wbq1Nawaz took 3 wickets against India [PC: Twitter]

Babar Hayat managed only six runs in twelve balls against Ravindra Jadeja in Hong Kong’s last game against India. He also got out to the experienced left-arm spinner. So, his battle with Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz is expected to be an interesting one. 

Fakhar Zaman vs Ehsan Khan

image-l7j6xur0Fakhar got out cheaply against India [PC: Twitter]

Fakhar Zaman averages a mere 16.6 against right-arm off-spinners in T20Is since 2020. Further, he got out to Ehsan Khan in the very first ball in the ODI these two teams played in the Asia Cup 2018. So, the battle between these two players will be fascinating. 

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Rizwan, Zeeshan Ali

Batters: Babar Azam, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Fakhar Zaman

All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz

Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Naseem Khan, Ayush Shukla

Captain: Babar Azam

Vice Captain: Haris Rauf

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