Odia boy Anshuman Rath is a key member of the Hong Kong national team,
is all set to lead the Hong Kong team in the upcoming Asia Cup 2018 to be held in Dubai.
A wicket-keeper-batsman, Rath is better known as Anshy among his teammates. His parents hail from Satyanagar in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. According to a news published in an online portal, the youngster has been playing cricket since the age of four. He joined the cricket-training course at the University of Hong Kong’s Stanley Ho Sports Centre. He often visits the cricket academies in Australia to hone his batting skills.
He started as a member of the Under-16 squad for Hong Kong at the age of 12 and within two years became the captain in 2012.
Anshuman’s parents had shifted to Hong Kong in the late nineties for business purpose. He was born and brought up there. However, the family keeps visiting Odisha frequently and Anshuman not only converses fluently in Odia, but also loves to visit his hometown Bhubaneswar.
Hong Kong win nail-biting Asia Cup Qualifier cricket final against United Arab Emirates. Hong Kong score a Duckworth-Lewis revised 179 for eight off 24 overs after a rain delay sparked UAE to hit 111 runs in 8.4 overs. UAE had scored 176 for nine in their 24 overs, having made the most of a rain interruption to pile on the runs with wickets in hand to give Hong Kong what initially appeared to be a difficult target.
Hong Kong’s next match is against Pakistan on September 16 in Dubai in group B of the Asia Cup – the third time Hong Kong will be appearing. They also face India on September 18. Group A features Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.