MAL vs NEP Dream11 Team: Malaysia and Nepal set to commence preparations in their final phase prior to the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers Asian Region
Two of the most promising sides in the Asian continent are set to play each other in a two match T20 series, one last chance for these sides to tune themselves before the pivotal ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers. Taking on each other today in the first match of the series to be held at the Kinara Oval, world number 35 Malaysia and Nepal will face off in a series which holds massive ramifications for both the sides.
Identified by the ACC as two of the best upcoming sides in the region, the cricket teams of both Malaysia and Nepal have fully reposed the faith reposed in them by the International Cricket Council. They have been on the ascendancy in the cricketing fraternity with Malaysia winning the recently concluded T20 tri-series between themselves, Thailand and Maldives.
Elsewhere, Nepal showcased the extreme repertoire of skilled performers at their disposal by making light work of Malaysia at the ACC U19 Eastern Region Cup where they dismissed the Malaysia U19 side from their sights. Playing in the semi-final against each other, Malaysia were bundled out for an agonising 87 runs before Nepal eventually went onto pull down the small target at hand with 7 wickets to spare.
This series for these two countries is not only an opportunity to continue on the fine work done by them in recent time but also rampantly understand a side they’ll be up against at the ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals qualifier in Singapore later this month. The winner of that showpiece tournament will cement their berth in the T20 World Cup Global Qualifier, a spot 5 stellar teams will be vying for against each other.
Ranked 11th in the world, Nepal have announced a solid side for this series, one complete with their star performers from their recent ACC U19 Eastern Region Cup triumph. They’ll be looking to build on the 3-1 lead they hold against Malaysia in T20 encounters, one that sees Malaysia will only the single match, a win that came way back in 2009.
Although Malaysia have improved in recent time, Nepal should be just way too strong a side for them. The sordid quality of their batting department is going to cost them today against Nepal who should register a win with ease in this one.
Wicket-Keeper for MAL vs NEP Dream11
We have gone ahead with Malaysia’s Shafiq Sharif for this one after his 49 run innings between the two teams when they had last met each other in 2018. It was the only innings of worth in an otherwise horrendous batting performance, seeing him earn a call-up to our side.
From Nepal we have their opener Binod Bhandari come in for us.
Batsmen for MAL vs NEP Dream11
Hitting a sensational half-century in that encounter, one that took Nepal to a relatively comfortable win by 8 wickets was Nepal’s one three fulcrum. In Paras Khadka the side have one of their finest batsman, a formidable name who has more than adequately served up platforms for his side, waging lone battles in the face of adversary.
He’s going to be paired alongside Gyanendra Malla while Malaysia see Anwar Arudin come in given the experience he holds to parry away the trickiest of bowling line-ups in the world.
All-Rounders for MAL vs NEP Dream11
His stellar displays in the U19 triumph which Nepal found themselves on the end of recently see Pawan Sarraf not only come into Nepal’s side but our Dream 11 outfit as well. The top-order bat could see himself be sent out to open, a role he holds with the U19 outfit and his clean hitting brand of batting should see him amass a bagful of runs.
From Malaysia we have opted for Syed Aziz after his resounding display to incorporate runs and wickets in unison.
Bowling Order for MAL vs NEP Dream11
With wickets bound to tumble in this fixture especially with Malaysia more than ascertained to be bowled out, we have opted for a trio of bowlers from their side. Pacer Sompal Kami and Latif Rabjanshi have been indulged in along with legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane.
From Malaysia we have Muhammad Anwar wrapping up our side after he descended in Malaysia’s side to emerge as their most exuberant bowling pick in recent times.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Khadka is our captain for this match while its Sompal who has been picked as the vice-captain.
Two Match T20 Series
Match: Malaysia Vs Nepal First T20
Date And Time: 13th June, Saturday- 7:30am IST
Venue: Kinara Oval, Kinara Bandar
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