HK-Y vs TL-Y Dream11 Team: Thailand and Hong Kong face off against each other for their second group stage match today
Hong Kong U19 Vs Thailand U19 One Day Best Dream 11 Team
As part of the ever unnerving efforts of the ACC to help in the growth and development of cricket in the Asian continent, the U19 teams of eight countries have been invited to play against each other in the Eastern Region Tournament. Divided into two groups of four, the well conceptualised initiative by the body welcomes eights of the most promising and upcoming sides in the area with an idea of expanding the sport on a global stage.
And taking on each other today will be Hong Kong U19 and Thailand U19, two teams who have been paired in the same group alongside Malaysia and Bhutan. The second match for each side comes as a massive opportunity for either of these teams to take a massive step towards assuring themselves of a semi-final berth.
For Thailand in particular, this match is one last shot at keeping their chances alive of qualification. After failing to get past an extremely small target of 95 as they were dismissed for 78 by Malaysia, the side will be left ruing a shambolic batting display that let to their downfall. The weaknesses in the side’s batting line-up are apparent, something stemming from international team as well, one who were put down with ease in the recently concluded triangular series in Malaysia.
However after having won their first ever T20 in that series, the U19 side will be looking to emulate what their seniors did. Ever recently discovered as a cricketing country by the ACC, Thailand which is divided into 22 zones when it comes to the game has shown promising signs of progression at the international stage. Made of astute performers from a slew of nationalities, the side is a well versed bowling unit and if they can get their act right in the batting facet, Hong Kong are bound to face a jittery time.
Hong Kong U19 on the other hand are one of the finest sides in the showpiece tournament and heavily touted as one of the favourites to go the distance and walk away with the glistening trophy. For them, this encounter is an opportunity at sealing a top 2 spot, something they sit on the cusp of after pummelling Bhutan in their tournament opener.
Dismissed for 82 as they went about in their pursuit of Hong Kong’s healthy 224 in the warm-up match, we just can’t see Thailand improving on their batting display in this match either. They have been massively let down by their batting unit, one which massively needs to work on its technique and application.
Unfortunately for Thailand, this is going to be as easy as it gets for Hong Kong. They are by far the better and more superior outfit and we see them cruising past this encounter with a comfortable heel, one which will massively upgrade their net run-rate as well.
Wicket-Keeper for HK-Y vs TL-Y Dream11
With his half-century against Thailand in the series opener, middle-order bat Aarush Bhagwat is the sole wicket-keeper we have opted for. He’s well versed with playing out a formidable innings in the role he occupies, acting as the fulcrum of his side’s batting unit as he keeps rotating the strike while others revolve around him.
Batsmen for HK-Y vs TL-Y Dream11
We’ll begin with our selection from Thailand first with Narawit Nuntarach becoming the one and only player we have decided to rope into our side from their team. In a batting line-up which was bundled out for 78 against Malaysia, he became the only player to score in excess of 20 against them and we seen him waging a lone battle for his side one again.
It’s a two man partnership we have opted for from Hong Kong in the form of their most experienced and promising players in the form of Kalhan March Challu and Rahul Sharma. They have made a name for themselves after coming up with stellar displays on a consistent basis and against a tricky Thailand bowling line-up we see them coming good once again.
All-Rounders for HK-Y vs TL-Y Dream11
His figures of 5-34 were reason enough for us to imbed Thailand’s Sarawut Maliwan into our Dream 11 side. It was a terrific display of bowling, one where he mixed up the deliverers perfectly to leave one of the finest batting units in the tournament flabbergasted and we are banking on him to snare a good haul once again.
Mohammad Hassan and Mehran Zeb have been opted for us after their ever exuberant displays with both the bat and ball helping Hong Kong always been on the ascendancy in the sport in the space of the last year.
Bowling Order for HK-Y vs TL-Y Dream11
One thing is a certainty in this encounter and it’s the fact that we are going to see wickets tumble at will in this clash. Both the sides, especially Thailand have huge problems on the batting front and we won’t be surprised if neither side is able to bat out their quota of overs.
Keeping this in mind, we have opted for the for bowling options, the two from either side. Hong Kong are represented by Vikas Sharma and Mohammad Hassan Khan, two of their spearheads, bowlers we are confident will end up dismissing a good bunch of players from the opposition.
The two man duo from Thailand is that of Tandech Wanthong and Yodsak Saranonnakkun, two players who have helped the side put on a resolute face and compensate for the paper thin quality of the bowling attack.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Challu is our captain for this one while Mohammad Hassan khan has been opted as the vice-captin.
ACC U19 Eastern Region Tournament
Match: Hong Kong U19 Vs Thailand U19
Date And Time: 3rd June, Wednesday- 7:30am IST
Venue: TPCA Oval, Malaysia