Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan will face Hong Kong in the final group match of the T20
KARACHI: Sharjah’s iconic cricket stadium will reach a new milestone today when Pakistan plays Hong Kong in the final group match of the T20 Asia Cup 2022.
The official hoped that after a close loss to India in the Asia Cup opener on Sunday, Pakistan would be at their best against Hong Kong in their final and most important pool match.
“You have no other choice but to go all out and win.” A convincing victory would be hugely beneficial heading into the Super Stage and a potential showdown with arch-rivals India on Sunday. What Pakistan requires is a convincing victory, which we will ensure.”
Asia Cup 2022 Pakistan Vs Hong Kong
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah (Hasan Ali), Haris Rauf and Shahnawaz Dahani.
Hong Kong squad: Nizakat Khan (captain), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Scott McKechnie (wk), Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ayush Shuka and Mohammad Ghazanfar.
Schedule of group matches:
- September 2 — vs. Hong Kong in Sharjah at 7 p.m. Pakistan time.
- Super Four games will take place from September 3 to September 9.
Today marks the 280th international match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Since 1982, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has hosted 280 international games.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium, built in 1984 by an Emirati cricket patron – Abdur Rahman Bukhatir – has hosted a world-record 244 ODIs, nine Tests, and 26 T20Is. It will host the 27th T20I today, bringing the total number of international matches to 280.
On April 6, 1984, Pakistan hosted Sri Lanka for the first time in an ODI at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.