So, here comes the second Qualifier match of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2019 wherein it will be a neck-to-neck battle between Hong Kong and Ireland. It’s quite shocking that how Hong Kong which has just won one out of its total 8 played games, reached so far. But now as the team has entered the Qualifier Round, the question arising is will they clear the Qualifiers too only with their luck factor or not?
IRE vs HK Match Details:
When: Friday, 18th October, 2019 @3:40 PM according to the Indian Standard Time
Where: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
This is the match from Group B where Ireland is positioned at the 15th rank while Hong Kong is spotted at 20th place in the points table. The last time when both the teams had a face-off against each other Hong Kong has lost the game by 66 runs. In today’s fight, Hong Kong will rely heavily on their batsmen. Haroon Arshad, Shahid Wasif, Kinchit Shah, and Babar Hayat are the key players of the squad. In the last match against the Netherlands, Haroon scored 64 runs facing 40 balls. Kinchit Shah is a good bowler, he can create an impact using his extraordinary bowling techniques. Babar Hayat is the player who has the capability to change the entire course of the game.
On the other hand, Ireland is a way better performer than that of Hong Kong. The Key Players for the team are- Paul Sterling, Andrew Balbernie, and George Dockrell. In the previously played match against Nepal, Sterling scored more than a half-century for his team and George has taken 3 wickets.
IRE vs HK Team Squads:
Ireland: Andrew Balbirnie, Harry Tector, Shane Getkate, Gareth Delany, Simi Singh, Stuart Thompson, Kevin O Brien, Paul Stirling, Gary Wilson, Lorcan Tucker, Mark Adair, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, George Dockrell, Boyd Rankin
Hong Kong: Waqas Khan, Kinchit Shah, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Nizarkat Khan, Waqas Barkat, Aizaz Khan, Shahid Wasif, Aarush Bhagwat, Scott Mckenchnie, Ahsan Abbasi, Kyle Christie, Raag Kapur, Ehsan Khan, Nasrulla Rana, Haroon Arshad