Nizakat Khan: “Lots of learnings from these two games. Credit to Pakistan for the way they played. Shot making, I must admit, was poor. We’ll take back the professionalism of the two teams.”
Babar Azam: “Very nice victory for us. The wicket was keeping low, but the way we batted and finished was outstanding. We want the top-orders batters to stay till the end, and the lower ones to bat around them. The way Naseem and Dahani have debuted, they have shown brilliant performances.”
Mohammad Rizwan is the Player of the Match: “Most important for us to adjust to the conditions even if it is T20 cricket. The ball was keeping low. We tried hitting, but it wasn’t coming off. Then we charged down, keeping in mind the ball was staying low. I believe in hard work… Being a senior player, you have to take responsibility. You have to play according to the team, and there will be pressure. I request everyone to help the people of Pakistan, who are in trouble [due to the floods]”
Pakistan vs Hong Kong T20I Highlights today, Friday 2-9-2022. Group A (N), Asia Cup 2022 from Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
(last five completed T20Is, most recent first)
Hong Kong LWWWL
Head to Head In T20I’s: 0
Pakistan Won: 0
Hong Kong Won: 0
HK will bowl first.
Nizakat says he is confident of chasing and points out to the wicket being similar to those they play on at home. He plays the same side as against India. Babar wanted to bat first and says Pakistan are also unchanged.
Pakistan team: 1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 3, Fakhar Zaman, 4 Iftikhar Ahmed, 5 Khushdil Shah, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Shadab Khan, 8 Mohammad Nawaz, 9 Naseem Shah, 10 Haris Rauf, 11 Shahnawaz Dahani
Hong Kong team: 1 Nizakat Khan (capt), 2 Babar Hayat, 3 Yasim Murtaza, 4 Kinchit Shah, 5 Scott McKechnie (wk), 6 Haroon Arshad, 7 Aizaz Khan, 8 Zeeshan Ali, 9 Ehsan Khan, 10 Ayush Shukla, 11 Mohammad Ghazanfar