New Delhi: This is about pride. Having exited the tournament after playing two matches each, both the camps -- Hong Kong and Scotland -- would like to end the India tour on a winning note.
Still, the fixture is one of those lope-sided ones, with Scotland starting as the favourites. The Preston Mommsen-led outfit has failed to perform to their potential, and an improved performance today against Hong Kong will do a lot of good to the team, and also register their first win ICC tournaments since their debut at the 1999 World Cup.
For Hong Kong, of all the expats playing and representing the national team, cricket is still in its nascent stage. Yes, they have been in the midst of cricket business for a long time. But competing in a world cup is still a big achievement. But their story doesn't end their. A maiden win in the biggest stage, will just be the start.
Venue: Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
Date: March 12, Saturday
Time: 19:30 PM IST
TV listing: Star Sports 1, 2, HD 1 & 2
Live streaming: Hotstar, Starsports website
Hong Kong: Jamie Atkinson (WK), Ryan Campbell, Babar Hayat, Mark Chapman, Anshuman Rath, Tanwir Afzal (C), Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Kinchit Shah, Haseeb Amjad, Nadeem Ahmed.
Scotland: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer, Calum MacLeod, Matt Machan, Richie Berrington, Preston Mommsen (C), Matthew Cross (WK), Josh Davey, Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans.