LATEST UPDATE: 100! Shikhar Dhawan completes his 14th ODI century right here, fantastic innings this from the Indian opener. He has appeared extraordinarily comfy and now not been in any respect. Can he now shift gears and convert this into a large ton?
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PREVIEW: All of the communicate across the Indian group as they get ready for the Asia Cup has surrounded on their fit in opposition to Pakistan. Earlier than that recreation, despite the fact that, India may have a small hurdle to go once they face Hong Kong on Tuesday (September 18). In all probability, it is going to be every other David vs Goliath come upon. India are the match favourites and ranked No. 2 within the structure via ICC. Hong Kong, then again, are simply satisfied to be right here. They even misplaced their ODI standing previous within the yr (their suits in Asia Cup were granted ODI standing despite the fact that) and the actual fact that they’ve made it this a ways is a luck. That used to be telling of their first recreation, in opposition to Pakistan. They have been blown away, each with bat and ball, via a cruel Pakistan aspect that romped to a very simple eight-wicket win as anticipated. Batting first, Hong Kong have been bowled out for simply 116 in 37.1 overs with most effective 4 batsmen crossing double-digits. Pakistan chased down the objective in 23.four overs. Hong Kong must vastly beef up their batting in fast time if they’re to check India. Anshuman Rath, their captain and opener, must cleared the path as he’s possibly their maximum achieved batsman. Nevertheless it received’t be simple as India too have a powerful bowling assault. If Hong Kong do go Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, they’ll need to deal with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. Those are the type of alternatives Hong Kong hardly ever get, and despite the fact that they do fail, it’ll most effective be a useful enjoy.
India, then again, must be cautious of 2 components. Originally, overconfidence. Rohit Sharma’s males are obviously the easier aspect however they’re up in opposition to unknowns, which might turn out bad. Extra importantly, India must fight the cruel agenda; they face Pakistan the very subsequent day and must be recent for that come upon given the stakes are a lot upper. A technique to try this shall be to be ruthless in opposition to Hong Kong. It continues to be noticed if India put out their easiest XI given the agenda. They may possibly believe resting Bumrah for uncapped Khaleel Ahmed, the left-arm pacer.
India have a in large part settled group however nonetheless have problems within the heart order, which they’ve to deal with during the match. Virat Kohli’s absence hasn’t long past down too neatly with the broadcasters nevertheless it supplies India a really perfect likelihood to check different choices. Every of Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul, Kedhar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Ambati Rayudu shall be the usage of the match as a possibility to seal their puts within the heart order. MS Dhoni’s position in one-day cricket may be a space India will need to deal with, taking into consideration his waning completing talents. Whether or not they get to start out their auditions in opposition to Hong Kong continues to be noticed. Even though they do get a recreation, it’s unsure if Hong Kong can take a look at India’s batting intensity. Those uncertainties are precisely what India shall be cautious about.