Hong Kong (HK) will square off against United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the sixth and final match of the Asia Cup T20 Qualifiers 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Oman on Wednesday, August 24. The match will start at 9:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
HK vs UAE Dream11 prediction for Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022
Led by captain Nizakat Khan, Hong Kong started their Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 campaign with an eight-run win over Singapore on Saturday. With two points from one match, Hong Kong are currently placed second in the standings and are scheduled to face Kuwait on Tuesday before playing their final qualifiers group match against UAE.
On the other hand, Chundangapoyil Rizwan’s UAE head into the crucial Hong Kong fixture after beating Singapore by 47 runs on Monday. The UAE were earlier stunned by Kuwait in their opening qualifiers group match as the Mohammed Aslam-led side pipped UAE by just one run to secure a massive upset.
UAE are unbeaten against Hong Kong in T20I cricket, having secured victories on both earlier occasions in 2016 and 2019.
Placed 12th in the ICC Men’s T20I team rankings, UAE will start as clear favourites against 26th-ranked Hong Kong on Wednesday.
HK vs UAE Dream11 team tips for Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022
Top tip: Best batter
UAE’s Muhammad Waseem will be the batter to watch out for in the HK vs UAE Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 clash on Wednesday. The 28-year-old opening batter has scored 93 runs in two matches at an impressive strike rate of 163.15 while also maintaining an average of 46.50. Waseem has already accumulated 160 fantasy points and will be a worthy pick for 8.5 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
Among the bowlers, UAE’s Junaid Siddique has been one of the standout players in the Asia Cup Qualifiers so far. The right-arm medium pacer has picked four wickets in two matches at an economy of 6.85. Siddique has accrued 151 fantasy points so far and makes for a great pick at 9 credits.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Basil Hameed of UAE in your fantasy cricket team. The 30-year-old all-rounder has bagged four wickets in two matches so far at an economy of 7.42. Hameed has also scored 44 runs at a strike rate of 133.33. Having already amassed 192 fantasy points, Hameed is a must-have fantasy pick at 9.5 credits.
UAE’s Vriitya Aravind is the top fantasy recommendation for the wicket-keeper spot. Besides fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Aravind has contributed 51 runs with the bat at a strike rate of 134.21. Aravind has accumulated 104 fantasy points and will be a smart pick for 9 credits.
HK vs UAE probable playing XI
HK playing XI (probable): Nizakat Khan (captain), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wicket-keeper), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ateeq Iqbal
UAE playing XI (probable): Muhammad Waseem, Chirag Suri, Vriitya Aravind (wicket-keeper), Chundangapoyil Rizwan (captain), Aryan Lakra, Basil Hameed, Zawar Farid, Sultan Ahmed, Karthik Meiyappan, Junaid Siddique, Sabir Ali
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