ITA Vs HK Dream11 Team And Match Report: Hong Kong strive to come out of this one unscathed and register their third win in succession.
From seeing the entire rhetoric built around them before entering the fray of the ICC CWC Challenge League B to the country being snatched of the rights to be the home country for this edition to engulfing everyone in their riveting brand of cricket. The Hong Kong cricket team has gone about its task extremely professionally, putting to bed all qualms which preceded them by winning both of their opening encounters in the marquee tournamnet.
While the two straight wins were extremely important in brining the focus back on the cricketing arena for the vociferous supporters of the team, in the larger scenario as well, the side have done extremely well for themselves. They have made early headway into their aspirations of making it through to the ensuing round of qualifiers, a stage the side will be avidly wishing to reach.
The side met against Jersey the last time around, a match which saw them flourish by the 4 wickets as they put on a resolute front while chasing down the 177 run target infront of them. Elsewhere, after winning their tournamnet, Italy stumbled to a momentous 122 run defeat against Jersey the last time around.
Needing 281 to win, the side managed to put on a mere 158, a run chase which was a massive setback to the side in their aspirations of making the most of the first edition of the tournamnet. They’ll be looking to rectify the howler display from that day come today against a side which is not going to make things any easier for them.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
Across the course of the tournamnet, this has been a surface which has played out in favour of the batsmen and we envisage us being in for akin playing conditions. The side winning the toss will be looking to step out and set a target with the fresh surface doled out allowing clean and free hitting strokeplay.
Probable Playing 11
Joy Perera (C), Gian Meade, Nicholas Maiolo, Rehman Abdul Janjua, G Berg, Michael Ross, Fida Hussain, Manpreet Singh (WK), S Singh, M Fernando, Rakibul Hasan
Nizakat Khan, Ahsan Abbasi, Shahid Wasif, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat, Haroon Arshad, Aizaz Khan (C), Aarush Bhagwat (WK), Aftab Hussain, Ehsan Khan, Nasrulla Rana
ICC CWC Challenge League B
Match: Italy vs Hong Kong
Date And Time: 8th December, Sunday- 11:00am IST
- Nicholas Maiolo, G Berg, Manpreet Singh, Rakibul Hasan
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Barkat, Ehsan Khan
Top 4 Batting Order
- Joy Perera, Gian Meade, Nicholas Maiolo, Rehman Abdul Janjua
- Nizakat Khan, Ahsan Abbasi, Shahid Wasif, Kinchit Shah
- Nicholas Maiolo, G Berg
- Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah
Death Overs Bowlers
- S Singh, M Fernando
- Aftab Hussain, Ehsan Khan
ITA Vs HK Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Manpreet Singh for Italy will be finding his place in our Dream 11 side for the day with the player being a crucial part of the side’s sorties. Althouhg he comes way too down the batting order, he’s someone capable of contributing crucial runs in the lower middle-order, runs which will be equivalent to gold in this tie.
ITA Vs HK Dream11 Batsmen
He got 24 runs the last time around but after a match winning 100 in the opening tie of the series, Waqas Barkat from Hong Kong was always going to seal a spot in our Dream 11 side of the day. He’s come across as one of the most integral names in his side’s contingent, a player who was a must have one for us given his radiant displays till now.
Shahid Wasif comes in as well from the setup for us whilst from Italy we have decided to indulge ourselves in the pick of their captain Joy Perera after he waged a lone battle for the side the last time around to top score with the 47 runs to his name.
ITA Vs HK Dream11 All-Rounders
When you have cantered your side past the finishing line with 59 runs in a dicey run chase, you are always warranted a side in our Dream 11 side but Kinchit Shah did more than just that for his side. The 3-35 he put on with the ball as well saw him dole out the pinch perfect all round display, a performance which was just the impetuous needed for the side to persevere by 6 wickets with Aizaz Khan giving him company after snagging the two wickets in that contest.
From the Italians meanwhile we have Gareth Berg be imbedded in our side after his astounding spell of 3-32 with Nicholas Maiolo coming in as well after returning with the three wickets in the same encounter for his side.
ITA Vs HK Dream11 Bowling Order
After putting in a tiresome batting display in their last outing, we envisage Italy being sent packing once again by a Hong Kong side which is going to perturb them with wicket to wicket bowling, one which will cramp them up for room. And two bowlers well capable of doing that for them are Ehsan Khan and Aftab Hussain to see us pick up the duo from the side for this one while from Italy, the lone pick of Zahid Cheema brings an end to our picks for the match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Shah is our captain yet again for the day while Waqas will be coming in as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.