MAL Vs VAN Dream11 : Fighting Malaysia continue to keep their chances of winning the series above water with their first win of the series yesterday
Languishing and facing a deficit of 2-0 in the five match series as they were routed by Vanuatu in the opening two matches of the series, for Malaysia a win became a must needed entity ahead of the third encounter contested between the two sides yesterday. And the side finally managed to tick off the requisite areas to get their first win of the series, a result which ensured that they find themselves alive come today’s impending match.
With rain leaving us bereft of cricket on Tuesday, we saw two matches being contested on a hectic Wednesday with both the sides managing to come out with the one win apiece. Building on their win in the series opener, Vanuatu pulled off another stunning result as they trounced Malaysia by 51 runs to take an unfrequented and compelling 2-0 lead ahead of the ensuing clash slated for the day.
With a series defeat staring them in the face as Malaysia were left perplexed and exasperated by a ruthless and relentless Vanuatu outfit, Malaysia finally managed to squirm together a favourable result in their favour. Piling on 134-8, Malaysia’s bowling unit finally clicked for the first time in the series to halt Vantaa’s run chase at 108, a 26 run win for Malaysia which saw them find their footing in the series.
Now precariously poised at 2-1, today’s clash is a must win one for either side. Where a win for Vanuatu will see them seal the series, one the side befittingly deserve to do after their impeccable displays, Malaysia know they can’t afford to slip up if they are to draw level and take the series into the culminating and deciding encounter.
MAL Vs VAN Pitch Report
Rain continues to remain in the air with a heavy barrage of clouds looming ominously and menacingly over the track which could see us be in for either a reduced clash or an altogether truncated one. If we do have an encounter here, with this being the third match in the space of a day on this surface, batting will be an extremely tepid proposition with the surface massively favouring the spinners in the second part.
The side winning the toss will be looking to step out and bat first today.
Probable Playing 11
Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh (C), Ainool Hafizs, 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 Fourth T20
Date And Time: 3rd October, Thursday- 12:455pm IST
Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Where To Watch: Malaysia Cricket YouTube
- Syed Aziz, Mohamed Ariff, Fitri Sham, Pavandeep Singh
- Joshua Rasu, Clement Tommy, Jamal Vira, Simpson Obed
Top 4 Batting Order
- Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh, Ainool Hafizs, Sharvin Muniandy
- Joshua Rasu, Andrew Mansale, Patrick Matautaava, Nalin Nipiko
- Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh
- Joshua Rasu, Nalin Nipiko
Death Overs Bowlers
- Muhammad Wafiq, Pavandeep Singh
- Simpson Obed, Wesley Viraliliu
MAL Vs VAN Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Vanuatu’s Jamal Vira comes into our side’s playing 11 for this encounter due to two reasons. Not only is a safe pair of gloves and will see himself indulged in a slew of catches and stumpings behind the wickets but is also a steady bat, someone always capable of delivering performances of note with the bat.
MAL Vs VAN Dream11 Batsmen
Making 188 in the second match of the series, the highest score to be recorded by any side till now, Vanuatu earned our faith and respect with a batting display which would have made even the most staunch of batting units proud. It sees us opt for Andrew Mansale from their side while from Malaysia we have decided to venture in with Virandeep Singh and Sharvin Muniandy for this one.
MAL Vs VAN Dream11 All-Rounders
The focal point of Vanuatu’s batting line-up has been Patrick Matautaava, someone who took a meagre 52 balls to slap Malaysia around the park and leave them in dismay with a stunning batting effort. Smashing his way to the fence on 16 occasions, it was a spectacular display of clean hitting and astute batting from the side’s bat, seeing him become our first player in this facet.
He finds company in Nalin Nipiko, another staunch performer who has seen himself be lauded and serenaded with all the accolades while Syed Aziz becomes our only selection from Malaysia.
MAL Vs VAN Dream11 Bowling Order
With the conditions and the heavy barrage of cricket being player on this surface making batting a travesty as we traverse through the series, the bowlers are going to be the way to go forward in this series. Both the sides have showed that they are more than prone to vulnerable batting collapses, seeing us bring in the four players here with the formidable Simpson Obed being our only pick from Vanuatu.
Elsewhere after finally stepping to the fore and putting in a performance to win the match for their side yesterday, we are choosing the three names from Malaysia in the form of Fitri Sham, Pavandeep Singh and Muhammad-Waqif Irfan Zarbani.
MAL Vs VAN Dream11 Captain And Vice-Captain
Nipiko is our captain for today while coming in from Vanuatu as well is Patrick as the 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.