After being thrashed by Pakistan in their first match at Asia Cup 2018, Hong Kong will be keen to turn things around, and their skipper Anshuman Rath is confident of a better performance against India. Hong Kong went down to Pakistan by eight wickets in their first game.
"Well, you know all I can say is we don't have the greatest starts to tournaments. If you look at our history, in the Asia Cup qualifiers we lost the first game to Malaysia. In the T20 World Cup qualifiers, we lost to Jersey in our first game," Rath was quoted as saying in an ICC report.
"Going into the India game, we've got nothing to lose. Hopefully, the guys will pick themselves up and learn from their mistakes, myself included,” he added.
Hong Kong batsmen had a torrid time against Pakistan’s pacers with Usman Shinwari claiming three wickets.
"There's no excuse with the way we batted. Three (four) people getting to double-figures is not enough, especially none of them converting, myself included. Getting starts is great but you've to kick on. That's certainly a lesson we'll look to rectify in the next game against India," admitted Rath.
--By A Cricket Correspondent