HK VS PK: Pakistan and Hong Kong are placed in Group B along with Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates while India, Oman, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka form the Group A. The tournament will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka at two venues – Karachi and Colombo.
The Test-playing sides taking part in the tournament are allowed to field a maximum of two national cricketers i.e., India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
In the first match, Pakistan will be led by M Rizwan who is coming off a fantastic series against England Lions. In four matches, M Rizwan amassed two centuries and is in a terrific form. Along with him, hosts boast a lot of emerging talents in the likes of Hussain Talat, Shaheebzada Farhan, Khushdil Shah and Mohammad Ashgar.
Hong Kong, on the opposite, will be led by their regular skipper Aizaz Khan will rely upon Nizakat Khan, Eshaan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Anshuman Rath and Babar Hayat to gain the headlines. Afghanistan had a good outing in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2018 and the side would be hoping to continue the same momentum.
HK VS PK-U23 PLAYING 11
HK Playing 11:
Wicket-Keeper- Shahid Wasif
Batters- Nizakat Khan, Babar Hayat, Waqas Khan
All-rounder- Aizaz Khan (c), Ehsan Khan, A Hussain
Bowlers- Tanveer Afzal, Ehsan Nawaz, Tanveer Ahmed
PK-U23 Playing 11:
Wicket-Keeper- Mohammad Rizwan (c)
Batters- Saad Ali, Hussain Talat, Sahibzada Farhan, Zeeshan Malik
All-rounder-Khushdil Shah, Ali Imran, Shaud Shakeel
Bowlers- Ashiq Ali, Mohammad Ashgar, Ghulam Mudassar, Suleman Shafqat