After overtaking Pakistan with five goals on Sunday, India will play its second match in the ongoing Asian Cup against Hong Kong on Wednesday. The Indian team leadership will continue to deal with the difficult situation of selection as they are forced to let some good players warm up the bench in the match against Pakistan and not all options. selected in the XI lineup all achieved the expected performance. India’s top two had a slight distinction as Rohit Sharma scored 12 runs of 18 balls and KL Rahul was out for a first ball duck.
In the high-octane clash with Pakistan, India nodded with Dinesh Karthik get ahead of the usual ping pong player Rishabh Pant. Will the team leadership give Pant a chance in game two? In case, Southpaw makes the team, who will replace him? Will it be KL Rahul?
Here is India’s prediction against Hong Kong:
Rohit Sharma (c): The India captain lost his life in 12 runs from 18 balls while trying to charge Pakistan’s Mohammad Nawaz in the opening game of the campaign. A loud knock from Rohit’s bat was very noticeable.
Virat kohli: Since KL Rahul’s return from injury post-injury is a forgettable one, the team leadership could put Rishabh Pant in the XI squad to play in his place and Virat Kohli could start in that case. Kohli scored 35 of 34 passes in the last game, showing some of his classic form.
Rishabh Pant (wk): A left-hander is someone who hits with strength and can change the game with one hand.
Dinesh Karthik: The keeper did a great job before scoring undefeated against Pakistan. Karthik will keep an eye on getting promoted in the match against Hong Kong.
Hardik Pandya: All-round player who has played top of his game in the past. Hardik returned the number 3 to 25 and then scored the decisive goal of 33 out of 17 balls to lead India home.
Ravindra Jadeja: Southpaw remains undefeated against Pakistan but he has saved in his two passing matches. Meanwhile, Jadeja scored 35 of 29 balls, ending a crucial 52-run partnership with Hardik for the fifth game.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: The right-hand runner picked up four shots while conceding 26 times in four overtaking Pakistan. India will expect him to continue to show such form in the upcoming matches.
Yuzvendra Chahal: The foot thrower remains champion in four matches over Pakistan and conceded 32 times. Chahal will be looking to stand out with the match against Hong Kong.
Arshdeep Singh: The left-hander picked up two goals against Pakistan, but what was most impressive was his maturity and composure when bowling under pressure.
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