A very strong Pakistani side will take on Hong Kong in the second quarter-final of the 2023 Asian Games men's cricket competition in Hangzhou on Tuesday. The winners of the PAK vs HKG match will take on either Sri Lanka or Afghanistan for a place in the final. Effectively, all they need to do to claim a maiden Asian Games cricket gold medal is win three matches. (IND VS NEP Highlights | Scorecard | Full Coverage | Cricket News)
With their biggest players already in India for the 2023 Cricket World Cup, Pakistan have sent a relatively young squad to the Asian Games. But the team led by Qasim Akram can still challenge the best in the world with proven performers like Rohail Nazir Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani, etc. in their ranks. They are in fact one of the favourites to win the gold medal.
For Hong Kong, this is a big chance to showcase their talent against a top team like Pakistan. Nizakat Khan & Co. have done well in the group stage, where they registered comfortable wins against Cambodia and Japan. They have some fine players in Babar Hayat, Shiv Mathur, Nasrulla Rana, Ayush Shukla, Anas Khan, etc.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong, T20I head-to-head record
This will be the second meeting between Pakistan and Hong Kong in T20I cricket. In the first meeting, at the 2022 Asia Cup, Pakistan defeated Hong Kong by 155 runs in Sharjah after posting 193/2 in 20 overs. None of the Hong Kong batters managed to reach double-digit scores in the chase and were dismissed for 38 all in just 10.4 overs. Of course, Pakistan fielded a full-strength team in that clash.
Pakistan vs Hong Kong, 2023 Asian Games, men's cricket quarter-final match details and how to watch
When is the Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Asian Games 2023, men's cricket quarter-final match?
The Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Asian Games 2023, men's cricket quarter-final match will be played on October 3, 2023.
What time does the Asian Games 2023, Pakistan vs Hong Kong cricket match start?
The Asian Games 2023, Pakistan vs Hong Kong cricket match will start at 11:30 AM (IST)/02:00 AM local. The toss will take place half an hour earlier.
Where is the Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Asian Games 2023 cricket match being played?
The Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Asian Games 2023 cricket match is being played at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field, also known as Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, in Hangzhou, China.
How to watch Pakistan vs Hong Kong, 2023 Asian Games, men's cricket quarter-final match in India?
The 2023 Asian Games, men's cricket quarter-final match between Pakistan and Hong Kong can be live streamed on the Sony LIV app/website. The match will also be telecast on the Sony Sports Network.
Pakistan: Qasim Akram (c), Omair Yousuf, Aamer Jamal, Arafat Minhas, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Akhlaq, Rohail Nazir (wk), Mirza Tahir Baig, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Sufiyan Muqeem
Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (c), Muhammad Khan (wk), Babar Hayat, Shiv Mathur, Nasrulla Rana, Akbar Khan, Ehsan Khan, Anas Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Niaz Ali, Ayush Shukla, Hassan Khan Mohammad, Shahid Wasif, Adil Mehmood, Hamed Khan