Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Hong Kong Premier League T20 2020, Match 1

Hong Kong Cricket Club is expected to win this game.

Galle stadium
SLC officials covered Galle’s exterior. (Photo Source: ESPN Cricinfo)

Match Details:

The 1st match of the Hong Kong Premier League T20 2020 will be played between Hong Kong Cricket Club and the Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club at the Hong Kong Cricket Club in Wong Nai Chung Gap.

The match is scheduled to start at 02:00 PM Local Time (11:30 AM IST) (06:00 AM UTC).


Playing the opening game of the tournament on Sunday will be the Hong Kong Cricket Club and Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club. Both the teams would be looking to win this match and starting off their campaign on a positive note. Apart from that, they’d also want to bag some valuable points early on in the tournament.

In their last match against each other, which was played way back in September 2019, neither of the team emerged victoriously. That nerve-racking match finished in a tie with both the teams scoring 153 runs. So, it would be interesting to see which team gets the better off their opponent in this match.

HKCC vs DLSW Weather Report for Match 1:

The weather in Hong Kong on Sunday is expected to be partly cloudy. Also, there is a 10 per cent chance of rainfall and the temperature 27 degree Celsius mark.

Pitch Condition/Report:

Not many cricket matches have been played at the Hong Kong Cricket Club Ground. So, a balanced pitch with an equal amount of help can be expected to welcome the players when they take the field on Sunday.

Average first innings score:


Record of chasing teams:


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Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

HKCC vs DLSW Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Hong Kong Cricket Club:

Rory Caines, Ninad Shah, Rahul Sharma, Martin Coetzee, Kinchit Shah, Haroon Arshad, Asad Nawaz Khan, Charlie Wallis, Elliot Andrews, Luke Jones, Elliot Scrivener


Adit Gorawara, Nizakat Khan, Ryan Buckley, Alex Nash, Jack Metters, Adil Mehmood, Martin Versfeld

Diasqua Little Sai Wan Cricket Club:

Ikram Hussain, Upul Rupasinghe, Waqas Khan, Navdeep Singh, Abdul Urslan, Ibraheem Ishaq, Ehsan Khan, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Dhananjay Rao, Mohsin Khan


Ehsan Ayaz, Mehran Zeb, Asad Nawaz Khan, Tanveer Ahmed, A Hussain

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HKCC vs DLSW Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Martin Coetzee has played in 2 matches for his team in this season and is the second-highest run-scorer, with 88 runs to his name.

Kinchit Shah in the 4 matches he played in last season, took 6 wickets in total while maintaining an economy rate of 6.93 runs per over.

Upul Rupasinghe in the only match he has played in this season has 134 runs to his name and will want to carry this same form into this tournament.

Haroon Arshad is his team’s top wicket-taker in this season so far, with 6 wickets to his name in just the 2 matches he has played in.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Martin Coetzee, Kinchit Shah

Vice-Captain Options – Upul Rupasinghe, Haroon Arshad

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for HKCC vs DLSW Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Upul Rupasinghe (VC), Rory Caines

Batters – Martin Coeztzee (C), Ninad Shah, Rahul Sharma

All-Rounders –  Asad Nawaz Khan, Haroon Arshad, Kinchit Shah

Bowlers – Dhananjay Rao, Mohsin Khan, Charlie Wallis

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for HKCC vs DLSW Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Upul Rupasinghe, Rory Caines

Batters – Waqas Khan, Ninad Shah, Rahul Sharma

All-Rounders – Asad Nawaz Khan, Haroon Arshad (VC), Kinchit Shah (C)

Bowlers – Mohammad Ghazanfar, Eliott Andrews, Charlie Wallis

Expert Advice:

In this match, make sure to load your team up with all-rounders. They are the ones who will be providing the most number of points, by contributing with both the bat and the ball and also have a proven record backing them.

Today’s HKCC vs DLSW Probable Winners:

Hong Kong Cricket Club is expected to win this game.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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