The 11th match in Group B of the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 will be played between India Emerging Team and Hong Kong Emerging Team at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan No 3 Ground in Savar.
The match starts at 9:00 AM local time (3:00 AM GMT) (8:30 AM IST).
A surprise defeat to Bangladesh team put the chances of a semi-final place in a spot of bother for India Emerging Team. They got full points against Nepal in the first match but suffered a big defeat against Bangladesh. This affected their NRR as they are now placed below Nepal in the Group A points table which is topped by the home team. A comfortable win against Hong Kong will see India into knockouts unless Nepal stuns Bangladesh on Monday. Hong Kong will have an outside chance if they beat India comfortably and Nepal losses to Bangladesh by a similar margin.
The Savar’s BKSP No.3 Ground is unlikely to receive any rain during the match.
Coming into the tournament, the BKSP No.3 Ground recorded 300+ totals in four of the last five List A matches. However, the first two games in this tournament produced only 193 and 246. Compared to the other three venues, the numbers here are slightly better. If India bat first again, they are sure to put on a big score which they missed in the first match.
Average first innings score: 279 (Last 7 List A matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 4, Lost – 3
Injury and Availability:
(Will be added when there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
India Emerging Team:
Aryan Juyal, BR Sharath (C & WK), Armaan Jaffer, Sanvir Singh, Chinmay Sutar, Yash Rathod, Vinayak Gupta, Hrithik Shokeen, Shivam Mavi, Siddharth Desai, SR Dube.
Bench – Aditya Thakare, Kumar Suraj, Shubham Sharma, Kuldip Yadav.
Hong Kong Emerging Team:
Nizakat Khan, Cameron McAulsan, Ahsan Abbasi, Kinchit Shah, Shahid Wasif (WK), Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan (C), Ehsan Khan, Aftab Hussain, Nasrulla Rana, Raunaq Kapur.
Bench – Hassan Khan Mohammad, Mohsin Khan, Aarush Bhagwat, Wajid Shah Mohammad.
Armaan Jaffer recorded scores of 51* and 105 against Nepal and Bangladesh respectively. Kinchit Shah scored a fifty in the last match against Nepal while Aizaz Khan took 3-wicket haul in the same match. Ehsan Khan scored 44 runs and took 2 wickets also in the match against Nepal. SR Dube picked up five wickets in total across two games including a 4-fer.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Armaan Jaffer, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah
Vice-Captain – BR Sharath, SR Dube, Aizaz Khan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – BR Sharath
Batters – Armaan Jaffer (C), Nizakat Khan, Yash Rathod
All-Rounders – Kinchit Shah (VC), Sanvir Singh, SR Dube
Bowlers – Vinayak Gupta, Shivam Mavi, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – BR Sharath
Batters – Armaan Jaffer, Nizakat Khan (C), Chinmay Sutar
All-Rounders – Kinchit Shah, Haroon Arshad, SR Dube (VC)
Bowlers – Siddharth Desai, Shivam Mavi, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan
Indian team doesn’t have any better backups to pick them instead of the names that failed against Bangladesh. Hence, they could be seen retaining 9-10 players from the previous game in the XI.
India Emerging team are expected to qualify for the knockouts.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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