India vs Hong Kong: Is Rishabh Pant Playing Today? Here’s the update

Updated on: Aug 31, 2022 1:09 pm IST

  • Rishabh Pant India Playing 11 IND vs HK Dream11

    Rishabh Pant India vs Hong Kong: Team India kickstarted their Asia Cup 2022 campaign in a remarkable fashion. The Men in Blue registered a smashing 5-wicket victory against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The Rohit Sharma-led side is now ready to take on Hong Kong in their second game of this T20 tournament on 31 August, 2022 at the very same Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

    India vs Hong Kong: Is Rishabh Pant Playing Today? Here’s the update

    At the toss for the massive IND vs PAK clash, Indian captain Rohit Sharma gave the fans a big news update that their premier wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is unfortunately not part of the playing 11. The Indian team management took a really bold decision to play the experienced and in-form Dinesh Karthik ahead of the swashbuckling left-hander. Ahead of this year’s Asia Cup, Pant smashed a total of 115 runs in the 4 T20Is in West Indies at an amazing strike-rate of over 140 and also scored a match-winning hundred during the series-deciding 3rd ODI against England.

    It looks very much unlikely that Team India will tinker with their winning combination against Hong Kong on Wednesday. This also means that Rishabh Pant is certain to once again warm the bench. However, there is a big possibility that Pant might be tried as an opener in the next big game against Pakistan on Sunday only if KL Rahul fails again to deliver against Hong Kong.

    Probable India Playing 11

    1. Rohit Sharma (C)
    2. KL Rahul
    3. Virat Kohli
    4. Ravindra Jadeja
    5. Suryakumar Yadav
    6. Hardik Pandya 
    7. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
    8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    9. Avesh Khan
    10. Arshdeep Singh
    11. Yuzvendra Chahal

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    Asia Cup 2022 Schedule

    Date Match Venue Time Result
    27 August, 2022 (Saturday) Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan won by 8 wickets
    28 August, 2022 (Sunday) India vs Pakistan Dubai 7:30 PM IST India won by 5 wickets
    30 August, 2022 (Tuesday) Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sharjah 7:30 PM IST Afghanistan won by 7 wickets
    31 August, 2022 (Wednesday) India vs Hong Kong Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    1 September, 2022 (Thursday) Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    2 September, 2022 (Friday) Pakistan vs Hong Kong Sharjah 7:30 PM IST TBA
    3 September, 2022 (Saturday) B1 vs B2 Sharjah 7:30 PM IST TBA
    4 September, 2022 (Sunday) A1 vs A2 Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    6 September, 2022 (Tuesday) A1 vs B1 Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    7 September, 2022 (Wednesday) A2 vs B2 Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    8 September, 2022 (Thursday) A1 vs B2 Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    9 September, 2022 (Friday) B1 vs A2 Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA
    11 September, 2022 (Sunday) Final
    (1st Super 4 VS 2nd Super 4)
    Dubai 7:30 PM IST TBA

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