Hong Kong (HK) and Italy (ITA) clash in match 17 of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B 2022 on Saturday, June 18. The match will start at 12:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

HK vs ITA Dream11 prediction

Hong Kong have been one of the in-form teams in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B, having won three of their five encounters. Italy, on the other hand, have two wins in their last five outings. So, based on recent form, Hong Kong will start as the favourites, but only just.

The previous Hong Kong vs Italy tie was called off midway due to rain.

HK vs ITA Dream11 team tips for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League B 2022

Top tip: Best batter

Hong Kong batter Babar Hayat enters Saturday’s contest as the most picked player, with an ownership of 95.54 per cent across fantasy teams. The seasoned batter has 1,458 List A runs under his belt and will look to cross the 1,500-run mark against Italy.

Top tip: Best bowler

Italy will look up to Madupa Fernando to wreak havoc against Hong Kong on Saturday. The 29-year-old pacer has been roped in by 91.28 per cent fantasy players, and will be eager to return the faith by putting out a match-winning performance on Saturday. In four List A games so far, Fernando has registered six wickets at an economy of 3.37.  

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Kinchit Shah has been exceptional for Hong Kong in the CWC Challenge League B, accruing 244 runs from five matches. The 26-year-old has hit the highest score in the tournament so far (116 not out) and has picked up seven wickets with the ball.

Finally, for a wicket-keeper, Italy captain Manpreet Singh should be picked ahead of anyone else. The 37-year-old has been the most effective gloveman in the competition with 10 dismissals (eight caught, two stumpings) and thus stands out as a better choice than his counterpart Jamie Atkinson.

HK vs ITA probable playing XI

HK playing XI (probable): Zeeshan Ali, Jamie Atkinson (wicket-keeper), Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Nizakat Khan (captain), Adit Gorawara, Yasim Murtaza, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Daniel Pascoe

ITA playing XI (probable): Manpreet Singh (captain and wicket-keeper), Bentota Perera, Gian Meade, Amir Sharif, Jamie Grassi, Nikolai Smith, Nicholas Maiolo, Crishan Kalugamage, Sukhwinder Singh, Madupa Fernando, Jaspreet Singh

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