ASIA CUP, 2018
Cricbuzz Staff •
Will Pakistan be too hot for Hong Kong? © Getty
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First things first: we’ll NOT assume that Hong Kong will be blown away just like that. Pakistan are every bit capable of doing that, no one’s doubting it, but let’s give Hong Kong a fair preview. They have slugged their way to the main draw and are up against a side holding the Champions Trophy. [No, no one’s mentioned India here, okay?]. Here’s the David-Goliath referenced match preview.
And to slip in a fact, long-term cricket followers will know how Pakistan are guilty of pulling out the wrong rabbit from time to time.
Anyway, win or loss, this is a huge opportunity for Hong Kong, who lost their ODI status earlier this year but are now sharing the stage with the best. “For one week at least, Anshuman Rath knows he belongs, and so does Hong Kong,” writes Prakash Govindasreenivasan from the UAE. His room view is good, I’ve heard but let’s not delve into that unnecessarily.