Pakistan will take on Hong Kong in the sixth match of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Friday, September 02.
It is a do-or-die encounter for both teams as they lost their opening games against India. The winner of this contest will qualify for the Super Four stage, for which India, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have already sealed their spots.
Fast bowlers are likely to get some assistance from the pitch in Sharjah. Short boundaries will, however, help batters to take the advantage. Team winning the toss is expected to field first as chasing has been successfull at this venue.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah/Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (C), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ayush Shukla
- Pakistan wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 30-40
- Hong Kong total: 125-135
- Hong Kong wins the toss and bowls first
- Powerplay score: 50-55
- Pakistan total: 165-175
Team batting second to win the contest.