Actually, today is the last match of Group A between Pakistan and Hong Kong in Sharjah. With this, the final team of Super-4 will also be decided. The team that wins these two will make it to the Super-4, where India has already reached with two consecutive victories. The first encounter of that team in Super-4 will be from India on Sunday. If there is no unexpected result, then Pakistan’s reach in Super-4 is considered certain. For cricket fans, this Sunday can be a SuperSunday when India-Pakistan will clash again. The match will be played from 7:30 pm.
How will it compete in the final?
All the teams reaching the Super Four will play at least three matches and if India-Pakistan becomes the top-two team then the cricket world will have to be ready for another tussle. In this situation, the final in Asia can be considered as a dress rehearsal between the two countries before the much-awaited match in the T20 World Cup. The T20 World Cup will be played in Australia later this year.
Pak-Hong Kong will clash for the first time
By the way, Pakistan should have no problem in defeating Hong Kong. Both the teams will face each other for the first time in T20 format. Although before this, there has been a collision between the two in ODIs three times. Pakistan has won all three times.
Pakistan Probable Playing XI: Babar Azam (Captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani
Hong Kong Probable Playing XI: Nizakat Khan (Captain), Yasim Mortaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aijaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Scott McKechny, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Aayush Shukla, Mohammad Ghazanfar
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