MAL vs NEP Dream11 Team: Nepal look to comeback from their stunning upset after falling to a torrid defeat against Malaysia.
With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Final being the most colossal tournament for the five partaking sides in recent time, this showpiece tournament was always going to be an extremely competitive and arduously competed one. And it lived up to its nature yesterday, giving us the first big upset as Nepal were stunned by Qatar to lose their tournament opener.
Taking on a side who they were heavily touted to make light work of and clean apart, the result took everyone by surprise as Nepal were defeated by 4 wickets. It was a dejecting batting performance which lead them down with Nepal surprisingly shambolically collapsing for only 122, a total which was never going to be enough for them to defend.
And despite all the resilient efforts of their bowlers to keep Nepal in the encounter, the lowly score which they were asked to defend proved to be too improbable a task at the end of the day. Nepal now take on Malaysia today in both the side’s second encounter of the qualification event as they look to comeback from a result which massively hampers their aspirations of making it to the ICC 2019 T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
Malaysia meanwhile had gotten their campaign off to a scintillating start after cleaning apart Kuwait courtesy of a clinical performance with both the bat and ball, a win which had served them extremely fruitfully. Although Nepal is a completely different proposition, Malaysia will be looking to emulate their outstanding bowling display from the previous match today.
The last time these two played was early this year itself in a two match T20 series where Nepal have gone onto complete a sweep as they defeat Malaysia in both of those matches. Ever since then, Malaysia have massively improved their side, addressing the areas which were pegging them back to be a much more revitalised outfit today.
Nepal can’t be underestimated despite the harrowing defeat they endured yesterday. The side are still one of the finest side participating in this tournament and will be looking to open their account against Malaysia today. Expect this to be an edge of the seat thriller, one where we see Nepal managing to just about scamper to a win.
Wicket-Keepers for MAL vs NEP Dream11
One of his side’s highest scorer against Kuwait, we have Shafiq Sharif come into our side from Malaysia with the batsman having emerged as a dependable performer for his side over the course of the last year.
Batsmen for MAL vs NEP Dream11
Nepal’s captain Paras Khadka is our first pick for this segment with the bat having shown once again that he’s the most disciplined and complete batsman in his side. At a time when everything was falling apart for Nepal, he put on a price on his wicket, coming up with a resolute innings to ensure that Nepal were able to get past the 100 run mark.
He’s been accompanied by Sharad Vesawkar for this one while the two man partnership from Malaysia is constituted of Muhamad Syahadat and Aminuddin Ramly. The two were one of the four players to score in excess of 30 for Malaysia in the previous match, taking the side to a 43 run win on the day.
All-Rounders for MAL vs NEP Dream11
The two picks come in from Malaysia in this facet with us going ahead with one of their most vital player, Syed Aziz over here. He’s intertwined his abilities as a batsman and bowler to perfection, encapsulating both the segments to ensure that Malaysia have been on the up rise from the Asian region. Virandeep Singh will be partnering him for this match.
Elsewhere Nepal will have KC Karan come in for us, the same name we had opted from the side yesterday as well.
Bowling Order for MAL vs NEP Dream11
The one big takeaway from yesterday’s match in the trounamnet was that as they matches are progressing, the pitch is become more and more tepid to bat on. We are now seeing a used surface being doled out to play the matches, one which has severely fallen apart given that there’s been no time to work on it.
With the track massively favouring the bowlers and helping them in this match, expect Nepal to make things tough for Malaysia with their spinners extracting massive turn and guile on this wicket. This script sees us go ahead with Sandeep Lamichhane from the side while coming in from Malaysia are Fitri Sham and Pavandeep Singh with the dup picking up four wickets in between them the last time around.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are making Syed Aziz our captain for this match while Shafiq Sharif is our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Paras Khadka (c), Gyanendra Malla, Rohit, Sharad Vesawkar, Dipendra Singh Airee, Binod Bhandari (wk), Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Basant, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abhinash
Virandeep Singh, Anwar Arudin, Syed Aziz, Shafiq Sharif, Ahmad Faiz (C), Aminuddin Ramly, Muhamad Syahadat, Sharvin Muniandy, Muhammad Anwar, Fitri Sham, Pavandeep Singh
Dream 11 Advice
With teams partaking in the tournament in a hectic and congested schedule, one which sees several countries play on consecutive days, there is a likelihood of sides changing their playing 11’s for every match. Our side is picked based on the best performers for each side with us picking up players based on their pivotal role and importance to the team paired with their recent performances, pitch conditions and roles in the side.
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Asia Final
Match: Nepal Vs Malaysia
Date And Time: 24th July, Wednesday- 7:30am IST
Venue: Indian Association Ground, Singapore