Pakistan have to face Hong Kong in their second match of the Asia Cup 2022 and here the team has to win at all costs, so that it will reach the next round.
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Asia Cup 2022 The struggle to reach the Super Four stage continues and one of the title contenders pakistan cricket team Haven’t got entry in it yet. Pakistan had to face defeat in its very first match against India, which then defeated Hong Kong and got its name in the Super Four. The way Hong Kong gave India a fight, it is being speculated that the road will not be easy for Pakistan too, but a day before this match, the Pakistani team thought it better to rest rather than prepare.
Important match of Pakistan-Hong Kong
The third match of Group A will be played between Pakistan and Hong Kong in the Asia Cup on Friday, 2 September. Whichever team wins this match will get a place in the next round. Pakistan lost their first match against India by 5 wickets, while Hong Kong lost the match by 40 runs. Although Pakistan is the only contender for victory here, but Hong Kong showed a belligerent performance against India with the ball and bat and in such a situation, Pakistan is getting advice to be cautious.
Players in hotel instead of practice
It is certainly not more difficult for Pakistan to deal with Hong Kong than for India. Despite this, the teams practice a day before the match, but on the contrary, Pakistan canceled its already scheduled practice session on Thursday, 1 September. Pakistan’s YouTube channel PakTV.TV reported that the Pakistani team decided to cancel the practice and take rest in the hotel itself.
Now no official reason has been given as to why the Pakistani team did this, but according to the report, some players of the Pakistani team were seen in mild discomfort and fatigue during the alternate practice sessions after the match against India. Against India, Pakistan’s bowlers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah looked troubled due to muscle strain. According to the information, Rizwan and coach Saqlain Mushtaq also appeared in trouble during an alternate session.
Trying to save players from fatigue
It is believed that the scorching heat of Dubai is also one of the reasons for this and in such a situation, the team management canceled the practice session of the players, so that all the players for the next day’s match will be completely free from fatigue and get on the field. However, some players including captain Babar Azam and Hasan Ali took part in the practice in the past. Obviously this will raise questions about the intentions of the Pakistani team and if the team suffers a turnaround on Friday, then no one will be able to save the team from criticism.