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Asia Cup 2018, Match 2: Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Preview

by Sahir Usman Sep 16, 2018 • 13:57 PM

Sept.16 (CRICKETNMORE) - The second match of the Asia Cup 2018 between Pakistan and Hong Kong is set to take place on Sunday (today) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Asia Cup LIVE SCORE

The last time two teams met was in the 2008 Asia Cup when Pakistan put on 288/9 in their 50 overs and then went on to bundle Hong Kong out for 133 in just 38 overs to win comprehensively by 155 runs.

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Hong Kong comes into the tournament straightly from the win in the final of Asia Cup Qualifiers held in Malaysia.

Pakistan vs Hong Kong: Head to Head in ODI

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Matches - 2

Pakistan Won - 2

Hong Kong Won - 0

Going with the previous record and the strength of the current team, Pakistan will have an upper hand in the match. Sarfraz's side are coming into this tournament on the back of a 5-0 ODI series win against Zimbabwe and will aim to replicate it during the Asia Cup as well.

Squads

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir

Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath (c), Aftab Hussain , Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, C Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Haroon Arshed, C McAuslan, SS McKechnie, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Raag Kapur, KD Shah, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan