Hong Kong have won the toss and elected to bat first. The conditions are quite harsh out there. The weather is hot and it will be difficult to bat in humid conditions under lights.
After taking the decision, Anshuman Rath, captain of the Hong Kong team, said, “We saw the game yesterday. Pitch stayed true throughout. Hoping it will roughen up a bit through the course. We are here and we actually deserve to be here.”
Meanwhile, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed also shared that he would have also chosen to bat first if he had won the toss.
“Wanted to bat first, but that is not in our hands. Congratulations to Hong Kong, this is a big event for them. Won’t take them lightly. We are going with four pacers and one spinner,” he said.
Pakistan:Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt. and wk), Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan
Hong Kong: A Rath (c), B Hayat, Nizakat Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Aizaz Khan, Carter, Nadeem Ahmed, McKechnie (wk), Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, K Shah
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Sports Journalist by profession, a Cricket Fanatic by passion. Aayush Sharma has been following the game of cricket since childhood and considers Sachin Tendulkar as his idol. When in free time, he loves to read books or go out and play some gully cricket with friends. For him, Tennis ace Roger Federer and F1 Legend Michael Schumacher are the only sportspersons that reach the level of Tendulkar