MAL vs VAN Dream11 : Vanuatu look to emulate their stunning first match performance as the side eye a crucial 2-0 lead today
When the five match T20 seriesbetween Malaysia and Vanuatu was conceptualised, this looked to be a series where Vanuatu were going to be routed and left languishing for a win. However, the side were quick to show that this series was far from a foregone conclusion, putting in a performance which was everything to write home about as the side ended up covering themselves in glory in the series opener.
Asserting themselves as an exemplary cricketing country, Vanuatu showed that they are more than pushovers with the side getting the better of Malaysia by 17 runs. Scoring 151-5 while batting first, the side imbedded in place a pinch perfect performance, one which saw them use the skill set imbued in them to perturb Malaysia and leave them perplexed in ther pursuit of what should have been an easy target to chase down.
Folding out their chase at just 133, the side now make an advent into today’s encounter looking to overhaul a horrid run of results across the course of September which have seen them blow apart and have left their work cut short in the cricketing fraternity. They were left in disarray and dismay in the CWC Cricket Challenge League and with a stunning result against Vanuatu pegging them back in their quest of ascendancy in the ranks, the side know a win becomes of paramount importance today.
Elsewhere, Vanuatu will be looking to emanate their all round display today as well as the side look to show they are more than just fillers in the world of cricket. Looking to make the most of the chances accorded to them to impress on the big stage, a 2-0 lead today would hold them in extremely favourable stride to seal the series and pull off a famous win to their name.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
A nice, hard and solid batting wicket, this track is going to be a pristine batting surface with the batsmen being allowed all the time in the world to set their eye in the middle and start peeling off the runs in a flurry. What makes for better viewing is the fact that the surface will retain its nature across the course of the 40 overs, leading the side winning the toss choosing to field first today.
Probable Playing 11
Anwar Arudin, Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh (C), Sharvin Muniandy, Mohamed Ariff, Zubaidi Zulkifle, Ainool Haqqiem (WK), Nazril Rahman, Fitri Sham, Muhammad Wafiq, Pavandeep Singh
Joshua Rasu, Andrew Mansale (C), Patrick Matautaava, Nalin Nipiko, Clement Tommy, Jamal Vira, Ronald Tari (WK), Jelany Chilia, Simpson Obed, Wesley Viraliliu, Apolinaire Stephen
Five Match T20 Series
Match: Malaysia Vs Vanuatu
Date And Time:1st October, Tuesday- 4:30pm IST
Venue: Malaysia Cricket YouTube
- Anwar Arudin, Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh, Fitri Sham
- Joshua Rasu, Andrew Mansale, Patrick Matautaava, Apolinaire Stephen
Top 4 Batting Order
- Anwar Arudin, Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh, Sharvin Muniandy
- Joshua Rasu, Andrew Mansale, Patrick Matautaava, Nalin Nipiko
- Anwar Arudin, Virandeep Singh
- Joshua Rasu, Andrew Mansale
Death Overs Bowlers
- Nazril Rahman, Pavandeep Singh
- Jelany Chilia, Apolinaire Stephen
MAL vs VAN Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Although Jamal Vira will not be keeping wickets for Vanuatu in this clash, it’s his elevated batting order which sees us go for the batsman for the imminent clash. He’ll be given enough overs to come out and amass a good slew of points for us, seeing us make him our pick for the clash.
MAL vs VAN Dream11 Batsmen
Becoming not only his side’s leading run scorer in the shortest format of the game but also delivering the highest individual score for any player across the T20 format, Vanuatu’s match winner, Joshua Rasu is our first pick in this segment. His 54 ball 74 was an integral innings for the side, acting as the fulcrum of their win as he not only waged a lone battle but also helped take his side to a more than respectable score.
Andrew Mansale comes in as well from the side owing to his all-round capabilities as the player, one which have seen him encapsulate his skill set in both the departments of the game to score 121 runs and take 9 wickets in his last 10 matches. From Malaysia meanwhile we are beginning with their captain Virandeep Singh who 210 runs in the previous 8 matches are indicative of how astute and pivotal a bat he is for the side.
MAL vs VAN Dream11 All-Rounders
Compensating for the batting choices from Malaysia in this facet, we begin by becoming up the reliable and dependable Syed Aziz, someone who has been the side’s most consistent player across the course of this year. His 292 runs include three 50s, seeing him make the most of the early platforms he’s able to hammer down into place to convert them into big scores and take hi side to hefty scores.
Nazril Rahman accompanies him owing to his capabilities as a bowler whilst from Vanuatu we have the two players come in as well. Pivotal to their astute bowling displays across the length of September which saw them emerge as such a formidable and guile brimming side were Nalin Nipiko and Patrick Matautaava with Patrick bearing the perfect identity of an all-rounder. He’s scored 72 runs and snared 7 wickets in his last 6 matches, seeing him nail down his spot in our side.
MAL vs VAN Dream11 Bowling Order
The first match and the overall identity of the sides makes one thing clear. The discourse of today’s match will revolve around wickets tumble with both the sides more than capable of fluffing and fudging their batting displays, prone to collapses and falling apart under the slightest bit of pressure.
This sees us invest in the frontline bowlers, making Pavandeep Singh our first pick from Malaysia alongside Fitri Sham while Vanuatu’s spearhead in the form of the stoutheaded Apolinaire Stephen brings an end to our side for this match.
MAL vs VAN Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Andrew is being made our captain for this one whilst we are moving in with Aziz as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.