Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 - 4th Match- Kuwait vs Hong Kong - 23rd August
The 4th match of the Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 will take place on the 23rd of August 2022 between Kuwait and Hong Kong at the Al-Amerat Cricket Ground, Oman.
Top Tournament Stats
Top Batter (Runs Scored)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)
Current Form Hong Kong:
Hong Kong have won their first match of the Asia Cup Qualifier 2022 against Singapore by 8 runs.
Hong Kong batted first and posted a modest total of 148 for 9 in 20 overs. Kinchit Shah was the highest run scorer for Hong Kong, having made 34 in 32 balls in the middle order. The rest of the middle order failed to provide any impetus into the innings and lost their wickets at important times. Haroon Arshad in the late order smashed 27 not out in 15 balls to take Hong Kong to a respectable total of 148 for 9 in 20 overs.
During the chase, Singapore lost Rohan Raghurajan early on in the innings. Aritra Dutta, the other opener played well and scored 29 in just 16 balls. He hit 3 fours and 2 sixes during his knock. Janak Prakash in the middle order also played an important innings of 31 in 32 balls. However, the other batters showed no real resistance towards the opposition bowlers and Singapore always looked behind in the game. They were eventually restricted to 140 for 7 in 20 overs, losing the match by a small margin of 8 runs.
Current Form Kuwait:
Kuwait have won their last fixture against UAE in a thrilling finish by 1 wicket.
UAE batted first and put on a competitive total of 173 for 5 in 20 overs. Chirag Suri and Waseem Muhammad gave their team a spectacular start and collected 78 runs for the first wicket partnership. Waseem made 35 in 23 balls while Chirag Suri scored 88 in just 61 balls. Suri hit 9 fours and 2 sixes during his brilliant knock. Vriitya Aravind also made an important contribution of 33 in 29 balls. However, UAE innings slowed down in the death overs and hence they had to settle for a total of 173 for 5 in 20 overs.
During the chase, Ravija Sandaruwan and Meet Bhavsar started off well for Kuwait. Ravija Sandaruwan made 34 in just 25 balls. His opening partner Meet Bhavsar scored 27 in 21 balls. After the openers perished, the run rate slowed down a little and Kuwait lost too many wickets in the middle overs. However, a timely cameo of 25 in 14 balls by Edson Silva ensured that Kuwait were still very much in the game. The match went to the last over with Kuwait requiring 9 runs to win in 6 balls. Yasin Patel hit six off the first ball and sealed the script for Kuwait's famous win over UAE. The Kuwait last pair chased the total down on the second last ball of the match with 1 wicket in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Kuwait: Mohammad Aslam (c), Meet Bhavsar (wk), Nawaf Ahmed, Mohammad Amin, Adnan Idrees, Shiraz Khan, Muhammad Kashif, Sayed Monib, Usman Patel, Yasin Patel, Shahrukh Quddus, Ravija Sandaruwan, Mohammad Shafeeq, Haroon Shahid, Edson Silva, Bilal Tahir, Ali Zaheer.
Hong Kong: Shahid Wasif, Nizakat Khan, Jamie Atkinson, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Khan, Aizaz Khan (c), Haroon Arshad, Scott McKechnie (wk), Waqas Barkat, Ehsan Khan, Aftab Hussain, Hamed Khan, Nasrulla Rana, Mohsin Khan.
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Hong Kong
Who will win? - Kuwait
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong), Ravija Sandaruwan (Kuwait)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ehsan Khan (Hong Kong), Sayeb Monib (Kuwait)
Most Sixes – Nizakat Khan (Hong Kong), Ravija Sandaruwan (Kuwait)
Player of the Match - Ravija Sandaruwan (Kuwait)
Team Scores Batting first – Kuwait 160+, Hong Kong 145+
Match Handicap: Kuwait
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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