The much awaited Asia Cup, a multi-nation cricket tournament, will occur in 2022. On August 27, the tournament’s first game was played.
At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan faced battle in the first game.
The 2022 Asia Cup will have a competition of six teams. India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong are the six competing teams.
Hong Kong won the qualification round by defeating UAE in the finals, moving up to the sixth team in the competition. In the year 2022, Sri Lanka will host the Asia Cup in the UAE.
There will be a total of 13 games in the Asia Cup 2022. On September 11, the championship game will take place at Dubai International.
Hong kong Team Performance –
Hong Kong, led by Nizakat Khan, defeated the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 8 wickets to qualify for the Asia Cup 2022, which begins on Saturday (August 27).
Hong Kong was the only unbeaten team in the qualification match for the 2022 Asia Cup in Al Ameerat, Oman. Hong Kong, Team India under Rohit Sharma, and Pakistan under Babar Azam will compete in Group A in the 2022 Asia Cup.
An intriguing contest between Pakistan and India will kick off Group A on Sunday (August 28). Before the Super 4 stage begins, India will face Hong Kong on August 31, followed by Pakistan on September 2.
In the last qualification match, the UAE batted first and set a 148-run goal for Hong Kong. UAE had a difficult time getting started. Three early wickets were lost.
Ehsan Khan was the standout bowler, taking 4/24. UAE skipper CP Rizwan highest with 49, while Zarwar Farid hit 27 off 41 balls.
Hong Kong got off to a fast start in the chase, with Nizakat Khan and Yasim Murtaza combining for 85 runs in the first stand.
Babar Hayat and Kinchit Shah completed the formalities with 6 balls to spare after Nizakat and Yasim were both removed. Yasi Murtaza smashed 58 off 43 balls, while Hayat was undefeated on 38 from 26 balls.
Pakistan Team Performance –
In the Asia Cup 2022 event’s Super 4 round, India and Pakistan can cross paths once more. The teams will square off on September 4 in Dubai if they place first and second in Group A.
India and Pakistan could compete in the Asia Cup 2022 championship match if they place first and second, respectively, in the Supe 4 round-robin phase.
India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan earned Super 4 spots in the 2018 Asia Cup, which was also played in the UAE. Bangladesh and India won their groups and progressed to the championship game.
The squad led by Rohit Sharma then successfully maintained its title by defeating Bangladesh in the championship match by a margin of three wickets.
Dubai’s temperature is 38 degrees Celsius. The second inning will benefit from the due factor because it will be 30 degrees at night. The likelihood of precipitation is low when the humidity is between 39 and 55 percent.
A batter’s haven, this scoring area is of average size. 141 runs is a normal first inning total. However, 124 runs are scored on average in the second inning. It would be interesting to see how Hong Kong manages India’s potent bowling lineup.