India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup 2022: Odds and Predictions



India Toss and Match Win

India have a very good record when it comes to toss at the Asian Cup. Even in the opener against Pakistan, India were able to win the task. They are once again expected to do the same with Rohit Sharma being quite lucky on this front. The likelihood of India coming out with a second consecutive victory at the Asia Cup is significantly greater with the opposition not expected to put up much of a challenge by the top Asia Cup predictions.

India top batter – Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma could not make a huge impact against Pakistan and he returned with numbers of just 12 runs in 18 balls. In fact, both openers were quite disappointing against Pakistan with the form of Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja being key in the success. Even though there have been several question marks about Kohli’s recent form, he is expected to be a dominant force in the game, as per the India vs HK odds. However, Hong Kong might struggle to take out much of the opening batsman and Rohit Sharma might just hit a decent innings in this game.

India top bowler – Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal was able to come up with a decent performance against Pakistan. He has taken 79 wickets in the 63 T20I games coming into the match. This works out to an average of 24 along with an economy rate of just around 8.00. Chahal was able to hit very good line and length against Pakistan. The big challenge for Hong Kong will be to focus on overcoming the power play without suffering too much problems. If they do so, they will end up suffering at the hands of Chahal, who has displayed excellent form in the middle overs, as per the Asia Cup odds.

India v Hong Kong: Match Preview

The fourth match at the Asia Cup 2022 will feature India going up against Hong Kong. The match will take place at 7.30 PM IST on August 31 in Dubai. After having opened the tournament with a huge positive from the win over Pakistan, India are overwhelming favourites to win the game in the Ind vs HK win probability race. Meanwhile, this will be the first game of the season for Hong Kong. The Dubai International Stadium prepares to host this game at a pitch that could be conducive to registering scores of 150+ in the first innings.

Both teams will be very keen on choosing to bowl first if they win the toss. The pitch at the Dubai International Stadium has been very friendly to teams which are chasing the match.

India’s biggest objective will be to keep up momentum. The convincing victory over Pakistan was largely down to players like Hardik Pandya and Bhuveshwar Kumar putting in some impressive performances. One may not expect a lot of changes from India going into this game.

Hong Kong have had a lengthy travel to reach the group stages of the Asia Cup. They will be aware that the team has a much bigger challenge that they faced during the qualifiers. The team will be riding heavily on the form of players like Yazim Murtaza and Nizakat Khan. As a result of being a whopping 19 places lower than India, it is very unlikely that Hong Kong will be able to bring about a substantial impact on the match, as per the latest India vs HK odds. However, it will be a huge positive if Hong Kong will at least be able to test India to a decent extent.

Head-to-Head: India vs Hong Kong in Asia Cup

India take on Hong Kong in the Asia Cup after having faced this opponent only once before. Unsurprisingly, this meeting between the two teams took place in the Asia Cup with India getting a victory.

India vs Hong Kong: Overall Asia Cup Record

India are the most successful team when it comes to the Asia Cup. They are also the current champions after having picked up the title on seven occasions. India have finished as a runner-up on an incredible 3 occasions as well making them the most successful in the competition by a significant margin. Hong Kong have been able to reach the competition on four occasions with the 2022 edition featuring the team in back-to-back tournament appearances for only the second time.