India will begin their defence of the Asia Cup title in their first Group A match against Hong Kong at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on September 18, Tuesday. The match will serve as an opportunity for the Indian cricket team to prepare themselves for the much anticipated, high-octane clash against arch-rival Pakistan scheduled to be held on Wednesday. Follow here for live updates
India will look to brush aside the disappointment of the 1-4 Test series loss against England in their recently-concluded tour. The Men in Blue will be without the services of regular skipper Virat Kohli, who was rested by the selectors, with the leadership duties being taken over by Rohit Sharma. Shikhar Dhawan will serve as Rohit’s deputy. India may look to try out Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed on the fast-bowling front in this game in order to test their bench for sterner challenges that may come later on in the tournament.
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Meanwhile, for Hong Kong, the match will serve as an opportunity to forget the hammering at the hands of Pakistan in their opening encounter and come out with an improved performance.
Here’s all you need to know about the Asia Cup 2018 encounter between India and Hong Kong:
When will the Asia Cup 2018 India and Hong Kong match be played?
The Asia Cup 2018 India vs Hong Kong match will be played on September 18, 2018.
Where will the Asia Cup 2018 India and Hong Kong match be played?
The Asia Cup 2018 India vs Hong Kong match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
What time does the Asia Cup 2018 India and Hong Kong match begin?
The Asia Cup 2018 India vs Hong Kong match will begin at 5 pm (IST).
Which TV channels will broadcast the Asia Cup 2018 India and Hong Kong match?
TheAsia Cup 2018 India vs Hong Kong match will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network
How do I watch online live streaming of the Asia Cup 2018 India and Hong Kong?
The Asia Cup 2018 India vs Hong Kong match live streaming will be available on Hotstar. You can also get all the live updates of the match at india.com.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Dinesh Karthik, Khaleel Ahmed.
Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath (captain), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulson, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammed, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Raag Kapur, Scott McKehnie, Tanvir Ahmed, Tanvir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.