Indian team will look to secure a place in the upcoming FIBA Asia Cup
The Indian basketball team will clash against Saudi Arabia tonight for a chance to qualify for the FIBA Asia Cup. The task won’t be remotely easy as the Indian squad with tussle the with foe on their home turf. This, despite the fact India has a higher rank than Saudi Arabia.
India are currently in Group H with Saudi Arabia and Palestine and needs to finish in the top two to qualify. So today’s match will be a very crucial contest. Both teams will look to make a strong start to the qualifying campaign. The young cagers will play Saudi Arabia today and Palestine the following day.
The Indian team have announced a strong squad with players like Amjyot Singh Gill. Muin Bek Hafeez, Amritpal Singh and Aravind Annadurai in the ranks. Key player Princepal Singh will however be missed on court. Indian coach Veselin Matic will also have to take into account and prepare for some of the important Saudi Arabia players like Mohammed Alsiwailem, Musab Tariq M M Kadi, Khaled Abdel Gabar among others.
Indian captain Vishesh Bhriguvanshi will look to lead his team from the front while point guard Muin Bek Hafeez will look to control the play. Moreover the Indian team will also draw inspiration from their win against Iraq. The match was a hard fought one and saw India triumph with a 81-78 margin. Consequently it also paved the way for India to earn a second shot at qualification.
Watch India vs Saudi Arabia live streaming below.
Venue : Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Probable India Lineup : Arvind Kumar Krishnan, Pratyanshu Tomar, Pranav Prince, Muin Bek Hafeez, Joginder Singh, Jagdeep Singh, Sahaij Pratap Singh, Amjyot Singh, Aravind Annadurai, Amritpal Singh, Prashant Rawat and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi.
Probable Saudi Arabia Lineup : Khalid Gabar, Mohammed Alsager, Ali Shubayli, Jaber Kabe, Mathna Almarwani, Ahmed Almukhtar, Musab Tariq, Mohammed Alsuwailem
Timing : 8:45 pm IST