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Zimbabwe take on Hong Kong in the first Group B fixture of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup qualifier at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on Tuesday, 8 March.
Where to watch live
Match starts at 9:30am GMT/3pm IST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast it in India. Click here for the live streaming link.
The qualifiers will decide who will progress to the group stages of the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup. Eight teams, who are separated into two groups, Group A and Group B, will fight for the final two slots. Zimbabwe, who have seen a massive dip in their cricket over the last decade, are now in the qualifiers, where they have to prove their worth in order to progress to the main stage of the T20 World Cup.
Hong Kong have improved over the years, especially under the guidance of Australian coach Charlie Burke. They will be looking to leave a mark on the tournament and a victory over the African nation on Tuesday will see them have a good start to the qualifiers.
Zimbabwe to win
Betting Odds (betfair)
- Zimbabwe to win: 2/11
- Hong Kong to win: 10/3
Squad: Elton Chigumbura (c), Chamu Chibhabha, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams, Richmond Mutumbami, Craig Ervine, Malcolm Waller, Donald Tiripano, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Taurai Muzarabani, Chamu Chibhabha, Tawanda Mupariwa, John Nyumbu, Prosper Utseya
Squad: Tanwir Afzal (C), Mark Chapman, Aizaz Khan, Anas Khan, Anshuman Rath, Babar Hayat, Ehsan Nawaz, Haseeb Amjad, Irfan Ahmed, Jamie Atkinson, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan,Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan