Hong Kong will have to get their act together if they have to have a chance against India who they will play on September 18, 2018. It will be the first fixture for India in their campaign in the Asia Cup 2018.

Hong Kong in their previous fixtures including the Asia Cup qualifiers and the T20 World Cup qualifiers had a chance of lifting their game to a reasonable standard.

The team must forget the annihilation at the hands of Pakistan since they will have to play much better against the No 2 ODI team in the world.

Date: September 18, 2018,

Time: The match starts at 3:30 PM Local Time, 5 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Stadium

No 4 and no six woes continue for India

Everything is not ok in the Indian team also, and they will have to settle the vexed question of who will be the best option for the problematic No. 4 and No. 6 positions. The absence of Skipper Virat Kohli will also be felt acutely. If the side makes into the last 4, the team will have to find the answers to these questions quickly.

The match against Hong Kong will surely give them an opportunity to take risks and make a few changes that settle these burning questions. For the No 4 and No six position, there are some options for the Indian selectors.

One such option is Kedar Jadhav who can come handy as a bowler also. Ambati Raydu can also bowl gentle off-spin. Having more bowling options can surely fit in Dinesh Kartik to the slot 6.

Khaleel Ahmad could get a chance

Among the bowlers, Jasprit Bumrah is unlikely to play having joined the Indian team last night. It will be an opportunity to try other pace bowlers like Khaleel Ahmad.

Hong Kong batsmen were uncomfortable against extra pace and bounce generated by Usman Khan in their previous match. It is possible that they may struggle against the speed of Khaleel Ahmad.

The weatherman predicts hot temperatures hitting 41 Degree Celsius.

The game can be watched live on Star Sports 1 and 1 HD in India and PTV Sports in Pakistan.

Read: Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan vs Hong Kong live streaming on PTV Sports at 5 PM PST on Sunday

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