Bangladesh V Hong Kong, World T20: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview

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Bangladesh V Hong Kong, World T20: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
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Hosts Bangladesh entertain minnows Hong Kong in Chittagong on Thursday having won both of their opening two first-round fixtures so far in Group A to all but qualify for the next phase of the 2014 World Twenty20 (T20).

Meanwhile, in stark contrast their opponents at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium have lost their first two games, and they will be looking to exit the competition on a high by causing a huge upset against Bangladesh.

 

What: Bangladesh vs. Hong Kong

Where: Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong

When: Thursday, March 20, 1:30 p.m. GMT/ 7:30 p.m. local time 

Live Stream/TV info: Sky Sports 2, live 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., highlights 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

 

Squads

Bangladesh

Mushfiqur Rahim (captain, wicketkeeper), Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Anamul Haque, Farhad Reza, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mominul Haque, Nasir Hossain, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shamsur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohag Gazi, Tamim Iqbal.

 

Hong Kong

JJ Atkinson (captain, wicketkeeper), Waqas Barkat (wicketkeeper), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, MS Chapman, Ehsan Nawaz, Haseeb Amjad, Irfan Ahmed, JPR Lamsam, Munir Dar, Nadeem Ahmed, Najeeb Amar, Nizakat Khan, KD Shah, Tanwir Afzal.

 

Form

Bangladesh

The hosts have been in excellent touch so far in their opening two first-round fixtures in Group A, firstly easily disposing of Afghanistan by nine wickets on Sunday, before then beating underdogs Nepal by eight wickets on Tuesday to all but seal their place in the next phase of the tournament.

 

Hong Kong

Jamie Atkinson’s men have lost their first two contests in the competition, going down by 80 runs to Nepal on Sunday, and then by seven wickets to Afghanistan on Tuesday, in what is definitely proving to be a steep learning curve for the minnows.

 

Key men

Bangladesh

Shakib Al Hasan: The all-rounder may no longer be skipper of his country, however, the 26-year-old appears to enjoy not having the responsibility of having to captain his team-mates.

The always-smiling left-arm spinner has already shown himself to be in great touch so far in the World T20, returning impressive bowling figures of three for eight to help dismiss Afghanistan for just 72 in the hosts’ opening encounter.

The middle-order batsman then followed up that man-of-the-match display by smashing an unbeaten 37 off only 18 balls, with four maximums and a four, to help finish off Nepal in quick time in his side’s next contest.

 

Hong Kong

Haseeb Amjad: The Pakistan-born paceman opened the bowling for his country in their first match against Nepal on Sunday and responded in style by recording outstanding figures of three for 25, while he also picked up another wicket in Tuesday’s loss to Afghanistan.

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Other information

Weather: We are expecting a low of 22 degrees Celsius and a high of 32 degrees Celsius, with a chance of rain, for this World T20 contest.

Pitch: First-innings scores have varied so far between 126 and 153 in the three games played in Chittagong, with the two sides chasing on Tuesday both enjoying victories.

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