MAL vs SIN Dream11 : Singapore and Malaysia take on each other in a match which could potentially define how the table shapes up
The one side who have been on a massive ascendancy from the Asian region over the course of the last year have been Singapore. Identified a side bestowed with players who knew what it took to succeed at the highest level by the ACC, Singapore have fully justified the faith reposed in them, taking their solid form into the side’s most crucial tournament till date.
Having won 7 of their 9 matches since 2017, Singapore who were playing their first official international T20 encounter against Qatar in the opening match of the ICC T20 World Cup Asia Region Final went onto register a massive win. Scoring 183, a score that is the highest total in the tournament till now after 3 days of enthralling cricket, Singapore put in a stellar performance with the ball as well as they went onto win by 33 runs.
Following up was an abandoned encounter against Kuwait with either side taking away one point from the stalled fixture, one which sees Singapore sitting in the annuls of the league standings today. And when they face off against Malaysia today, Singapore know they can potentially end the chances of one of their closest competitors with another emphatic win today.
For Malaysia while the league opener was as comprehensive as the side would have fathomed as they went onto win by 43 runs against Qatar, the side went onto lose their subsequent clash against Nepal. Playing in a mach which was reduced to 9 overs after rain intervened, Malaysia’s 83-7 was made a mockery of by Nepal’s opening partnership which seized entire control of the match to put on 66 in 5.2 overs to win by 7 wickets.
An extremely tricky one to call, nailing down a probable winner from this match is extremely tough. Both the sides have been on a rampant rise in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, putting on some stellar displays to find themselves competing for a spot in the 2019 ICCC T20 World Cup Qualifiers.
What makes us side with Singapore for this one is the slight advantage they have of being better acclimatised with the conditions at hand along with the fact that their batting unit has a bit more depth than Malaysia.
Pitch Conditions And Toss for MAL vs SIN Dream11
Heavy emphasis was laid on the prevalent playing conditions and the state of the pitch along with how the toss would affect either side. Our picks were based on recent performances and figures and considering how sides and players traditionally function in different circumstances.
The surface should be a sluggish one, a track where the ball will stop and grip and make strokeplay a tedious task. With the surface being a used one with this being the second match on the day on it, expect the side winning the toss looking to bat first in this one.
Wicket-Keepers for MAL vs SIN Dream11
We have picked up the two wicket-keepers from either side over here given not only the astounding importance they hold to the side with the bat but the fact that both are going to be heavily engaged in catches and stumpings as well.
Coming in from Singapore is a bat who has been responsible for their massive uprise in the world of cricket, Mandeep Singh. Elsewhere from Malaysia we have gone ahead with Shafiq Sharif despite him being sent back for a 0 in the previous match given his otherwise resolute nature as a batsman.
Batsmen for MAL vs SIN Dream11
Taking side to a hefty total in the side’s tournament opener, Singapore’s Surendran Chandramohan comes in from the home side for this one. Meanwhile we have opted for Muhamad Syahadat from Malaysia after he ended up getting two overs with the ball against Nepal picking up 3-19 in them to make for an indispensible figure to our side.
Aminuddin Ramly complete our picks from Malaysia in this segment.
All-Rounders for MAL vs SIN Dream11
Time to stat compensating for the bats from Singapore with Janak Prakash and Rohan Rangarajan both being indulged in by us. The two played good roles for their side against Qatar, coming up with good performances with both the ball and an all-rounder is always a vital pick in the shortest format of the game.
Syed Aziz, one of Malaysia’s finest player has been opted by us as the solitary pick from the side. He scored a stunning 30 in 15 balls in the previous encounter against a sturdy Nepal bowling unit despite the tricky conditions and is going to be a player Malaysia bank on heavily today as well.
Bowling Order for MAL vs SIN Dream11
Amjad Mahboob and Selladore Vijaya Kumar form part of a two man partnership for us from Singapore. It’s worth noting that the toss will determine which side has the more bowlers for us with us opting for the two picks from the side who are bowling second.
For now, accompanying the two picks from Singapore is Malaysia’s frontline spinners, Pavandeep Singh. This is a surface where the slower bowlers are going to get massive purchase and Singh could easily see himself get a rich haul of wickets.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are selecting Syed Aziz as our captain for this match while Janak is our vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Ravija Sandaruwan, Sankar Varathappan, Adnan Idrees, Muhammad Kashif (C), Usman Waheed (WK), Shiraz Khan, Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam, Mohammad Ahsan, Ilyas Ahmed, Nawaf Ahmed
Inam-ul-Haq, Faisal Javid Khan, Kamran Khan, Mohammad Tanveer, Tamoor Sajjad (C), Nouman Sarwar, Mohammed Rizlan (WK), Zaheer Ibrahim, Awais Malik, Iqbal Hussain, Mohammed Nadeem
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 paired with the toss and pitch and playing conditions.
Factors Considered While Crafting The Dream 11 Team
When we set out to make our Dream 11 side for this particular fixture, there were a slew of factors which were incorporated while selecting our players. While the condition of the pitch played a pertinent role in deciding to go ahead with a batting or bowling heavy playing 11, the toss played an equally vital role.
Apart from that the overall stature of the two teams partaking in the contest today, importance of the player to the side and the likelihood to score big or get a rich bagful of wickets were all encapsulated while taking into consideration the captain and vice-captaincy picks and overall composition of the side.
ICC T20 World Cup Asia Region Final
Match: Singapore Vs Malaysia
Date And Time: 26th June, Friday- 11:30am IST
Venue: Indian Association Ground, Singapore