ICC World Twenty20 2016 is starting on 8th March with an opening game between Zimbabwe and Hong Kong teams at Vidarbha Cricket Stadium in Nagpur. This match will begin at 15:00 local time and 9:30 GMT.
Zimbabwe cricket team is quite popular and strong than the associates Hong Kong team. In a recent series with Bangladesh, Zimbabwe played draw series which really a morale booster for them as Bangladeshi team has playing good cricket. Sean Williams, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza and Tinashe Panyangara are the key players for Zimbabwean team in world cup.
Zimbabwe got big victory in the practice match against Ireland who are favorite to qualify from their group to qualify for main event. In that match, Zimbabwe registered 6 wickets victory with 13 balls remaining in that game. Hence Zimbabweans are in good form.
On the other hand Hong Kong team won their last warm-up game against Himachal team to get good preparation of t20 world cup. Team is highly depending on their prime batsmen Ryan Campbell, Mark Chapman, Anshuman Rath and Babar Hayat.
Hamilton Masakadza (c), Sean Williams, Tendai Chatara, Wellington Masakadza, Chamu Chibhabha, Tinashe Panyangara, Donald Tiripano, Peter Moor, Elton Chigumbura, Sikandar Raza, Richmond Mutumbami, Tendai Chisoro, Tawanda Mupariwa, Malcolm Waller and Vusi Sibanda.
Tanwir Afzal (c), Mark Chapman, Nadeem Ahmed, Aizaz Khan, James Atkinson, Waqas Barkat, Christopher Carter, Haseeb Amjad, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Waqas Khan, Tanwir Ahmed, Ryan Campbell, Anshuman Rath, Babar Hayat.
Zimbabwe will be favorite to win and they have got 60 percent winning chances against Hong Kong in the first match of ICC World Twenty20 2016 at Nagpur.