Kuwait (KUW) take on Hong Kong (HK) in match four of the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022 at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1) in Oman on Tuesday, August 23. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

KUW vs HK Dream11 prediction

It’s a top-of-the-table clash between Kuwait and Hong Kong in Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022.

Kuwait, for starters, needed nine off six balls with two wickets in hand. Their No.11 batter Mohamed Shafeeq hit the winning runs to seal a one-wicket win over UAE.

Hong Kong, on the other hand, defended their score of 148 against Singapore.

The upcoming match will be the first meeting between Kuwait and Hong Kong in T20 internationals, however, HK’s squad depth and experience in the format give them a slight edge in the fixture.

KUW vs HK Dream11 team tips for Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022

Top tip: Best batter

Ravija Sandaruwan is the batter to pick, given his status as Kuwait’s leading run-getter in T20Is (856 runs in 25 matches). He hit a 35-ball 34 in his last outing and is most likely to deliver again, keeping in mind his career average of 37.21 and strike rate of 156.77 respectively. The Kuwait star is priced at 9.0 credits, with 63 fantasy cricket points under his belt. 

Top tip: Best bowler

Ehsan Khan has been one of Hong Kong’s go-to players in international cricket, and thus, fantasy managers can draft him into their teams as the top bowler. The 37-year-old spinner has 33 career wickets in 29 T20Is, and is coming fresh from a three-wicket haul against Singapore. At 9.0 credits, Ehsan Khan is a proven match-winner and has accrued 105 fantasy cricket points so far.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Hong Kong all-rounder Kinchit Shah is an outright pick for this position. The 26-year-old has earned 69 fantasy points on the back of registering 34 runs and a wicket in the eight-wicket victory over Singapore. Hence, it comes as no surprise that he’ll be popular among fantasy enthusiasts and costs 9.0 credits.

Lastly, Kuwait’s Usman Patel should be selected as your top wicketkeeper. The 22-year-old returned with 21 runs and a caught dismissal from the opening fixture of the Asia Cup Qualifiers 2022, earning him 51 fantasy points. At 9.0 credits, he is worth the investment.

KUW vs HK probable playing XI

KUW playing XI (probable): Ravija Sandaruwan, Meet Bhavsar, Adnan Idrees, Usman Patel (wicketkeeper), Shiraz Khan, Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam (captain), Edson Silva, Sayed Monib, Yasin Patel, Mohamed Shafeeq

HK playing XI (probable): Nizakat Khan (captain), Yasim Murtaza, Babar Hayat, Kinchit Shah, Aizaz Khan, Scott McKechnie (wicketkeeper), Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Ehsas Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Ateeq Iqbal

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