Indian Cricket Team will be playing their second match of the tournament against newbies in Hong Kong. After defeating Pakistan in the opening encounter of the Asia Cup, the Indian Cricket Team will be full of Confidence. On the other hand, Hong Kong is yet to emerge as a proper cricketing nation. With immense talent, the future of Hong Kong cricket looks brighter.

In the Press Conference before the match against Hong Kong in the Asia Cup, Indian All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja claimed that India will play against Hong Kong positively, and not take them lightly.

Ravindra Jadeja Press Conference
Ravindra Jadeja. Image Credits: Twitter

Jadeja said, “We are going to play against Hong Kong with a positive mindset and we will not take them lightly. On a given day, anything can happen in T20Is. We will give our best and play positively.”

Spinners Bowled Really Well Against Pakistan: Ravindra Jadeja

The all-rounder said that Indian spinners bowled really well against Pakistan even though it was the pacers who took all the wickets. “Spinners also contributed. But sometimes it happens that you bowl well and you do not get wickets but fast bowlers do not bowl that well but get wickets. T20I is like that. The pacers get wickets on a full toss sometimes. Everyone bowled well and pacers gave us wickets when we needed them. Hardik Pandya gave us breakthroughs, then Bhuvneshwar took two in an over,” he said.

Indian Cricket Team, Asia Cup 2022
Indian Cricket Team. Image Credits: BCCI

Promoting Jadeja In The Batting Order Was Part Of The Strategy

On his promotion up the order during the Pakistan match, Jadeja said that he was promoted to play well against leg-spinners and left-arm spinners. “Sometimes, left-arm spinners and leg spinners are bowling, so sending left-handed batters is easy and they can take chances. That is why I was promoted. We had seen their (Pakistan) playing XI, they had a left-arm spinner and leg spinner. So I was aware that I could face this situation. I prepared myself mentally accordingly. Luckily, I went and my knock was crucial,” he said.

Jadeja also avoided a question on the omission of Rishabh Pant from the playing 11.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant. Image Credits: Twitter

Jadeja praised Pakistan’s Pacer Naseem Shah for bowling well on his debut, despite facing cramps in his final over. Shah finished with figures of 2/27 in his debut T20I match and took wickets of KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav.

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