Hong Kong vs Afghanistan about to go underway to enter the big boys league
Hong Kong vs Afghanistan about to go underway to enter the big boys league

Afghanistan and Hong Kong set to meet in Round 1 of ICC T20 World 2016 in the 6th Match of Group B on March 10 at Nagpur. Hong Kong will be looking to enter and experience their first ever World Cup seat in the history of T20 World Cups. Afghanistan have entered the championship two times in 2010 and 2012 editions and losing to India, South Africa and England by a huge margin. They have failed to leave a mark and have had forgettable campaigns so far.Though, they were impressive in the 2015 World Cup. Going into the match Afghanistan have a slight edge over Hong Kong in terms of experience. Live Cricket Scorecard: Afghanistan vs Hong Kong, ICC World T20 2016, Match 6 at Nagpur

Afghanistan is high on confidence after beating Scotland in the first match by 14 runs at Nagpur. Hong Kong gave a good fight in the inaugural match but lost the nerves to cope up with pressure in ending stages of the match. Samiullah Shenwari holds the middle order together and Zadran brothers with their bowling will be the key players to watch out for Afghanistan under Asghar Stanikzai’s captaincy. Hong Kong’s Tanvir Afzal lead the team bowling at a brisk pace picking up 3 wickets and winning the match with his cameo almost single-handedly. James Atkinson scored a half century in the last match and will look to do the same in today’s match with Scotland losing to Zimbambwe, they might just have a chance of making a debut the ICC World T20 2016.