When the Babar Azam-led team plays Hong Kong in a crucial Group A match in the Asia Cup T20 competition on Friday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Pakistan will be vying for the final Super 4 position
As the Dasun Shanaka-led squad defeated Bangladesh on Thursday, they completed the biggest run chase in Asia Cup history, moving Sri Lanka into the Super 4 against Afghanistan and India.
Considering Hong Kong's previous performance, Pakistan's team will not have an easy time given that they lost their season opener against India. Hong Kong has recently been in excellent form,
taking first place in the qualification round and going undefeated. The Hong Kong team also includes at least five players who were born in Pakistan. Pakistan will play India one more on September 4 if they prevail in their knockout encounter against Hong Kong.
This year, Pakistan has participated in two T20Is, losing both of them. In their opening game of the Asia Cup, the men in blue dealt them their second defeat while the first came against Australia