India will play their opening game of Asia Cup 2018 against Hong Kong at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. And they'll also qualify for the super four stage with a win today.
Hong Kong game should be a warm-up game for the number 2 ranked ODI side before tomorrow's big game against Pakistan at the same venue. Rohit Sharma will captain India in the absence of Virat Kohli and batsmen like KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu have a great opportunity to grab number 4 and 6 position. On the other hand, Hong Kong will look to put up a fight against Asia's top team.
All the major stats and facts you need to know as India take on Hong Kong in the fourth match of Asia Cup 2018 :
1 - India has played one ODI against Hong Kong, in Asia Cup 2008 and won that game by 256 runs.
26 - Number of wickets Kuldeep Yadav has taken at an average of 14.76 in ODIs this year - the most wickets for India in ODI cricket in 2018.
50 - Indian spin duo Kuldeep Yadav (48 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (45 wickets) need 2 and 5 more wickets respectively to complete 50 wickets in ODI cricket.
74 - India has played 74 ODIs in UAE so far, of which won 36 and lost 38. And Hong Kong ODI will be their first ever ODI at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
95.16 - MS Dhoni's batting average in Asia Cup (ODI format) - the highest batting average for any batsmen in Asia Cup history (Min 500 runs).
106.49 - Shikhar Dhawan's ODI batting strike rate in 2018. This year, he has scored 443 runs at an average of 55.37 and at a strike rate of 106.49 in just 9 innings with one hundred and two fifties.
109* - MS Dhoni's only Asia Cup hundred came against Hong Kong, at Karachi in Asia Cup 2008.