Baseball is king in South Korea but cricket is now being looked upon as the new sport in town.

Baseball players prove a hit in Twenty20 cricket as the country prepares to make its debut as the Asian Games hosts this month.

The team – unlike other embryonic cricket nations built on second-generation immigrants from the subcontinent – is fully South Korean.

What made them ready for international competition was the fact that all of them were baseball players. 

Most of them had never played cricket until a year ago, but their baseball careers have helped them adapt - while their skill with chopsticks has been an unlikely aid to spin bowling. 

Paul Rhys reports from Incheon.