Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022: KUW vs HKG Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both Hong Kong and Kuwait won their opening games of the competition.

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The Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 kicked off on August 20 in Oman and all teams have played a game each, and Hong Kong and Kuwait won their respective games. In Match 4 of the competition, Kuwait will take on Hong Kong in Al Amerat Cricket Ground on Tuesday.

Kuwait won their opening game against the UAE by one wicket, chasing a target of 174. It was a last-over thriller, with Kuwait needing nine off six balls with two wickets in hand. But they finished off with a ball to spare, as the no. 11, Mohamed Shafeeq hit the winning runs. 

Hong Kong, on the other hand, faced Singapore in the previous game, and won the match by eight runs, defending a target of 149. It was the spinner, Ehsan Khan who was given the Player of the Match for his performance with the ball, picking up three wickets.

KUW vs HKG, Match Details

Venue – Al Amerat Cricket Ground Oman Cricket (Ministry Turf 1), Oman

Date and Time – August 23, 7:30 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming – Star Sports, Disney+Hotstar

KUW vs HKG, Pitch Report

Al Amerat Cricket Ground has produced plenty of high-scoring affairs lately. It is ideal for batting as the ball comes on nicely to the bat. Spinners usually chip in with odd wickets in the middle. But all in all, it is the kind of wicket where teams tend to bowl first and then judge the pace for the second innings. The average total over the last six months has been 172.

KUW vs HKG, Probable Playing XIs

Kuwait

Ravija Sandaruwan, Meet Bhavsar, Adnan Idrees, Usman Patel (wk), Shiraz Khan, Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam (c), Edson Silva, Sayed Monib, Yasin Patel, Mohamed Shafeeq

Hong Kong

Nizakat Khan (c), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsas Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ateeq Iqbal

KUW vs HKG, Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match:

Ravija Sandaruwan

Sandaruwan made his T20I  debut in January 2019 and has appeared in 25 T20Is ever since. He is one of the most explosive and prolific batters in the team, and gets the team off to good starts. He has scored 856 runs at an average of 37.21 and a strike rate of 156.77 with a top score of 103. In his previous game against the UAE, he scored a valuable 34 runs off 25 balls.

Probable best bowler of the match:

Ehsan Khan

Off-spinner Ehsan Khan is a long-serving Hong Kong player and has been one of the go-to bowlers for the team across formats. The 37-year-old has played 29 T20Is and has taken 33 wickets in 29 games at an economy rate of 5.94 and an average of 18.90. He finished with three wickets for 20 runs in the previous game against Singapore, and will go into this fixture as a bowler to watch out for.

Today’s Match Prediction: Hong Kong to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.