ML-Y vs HK-Y Dream11 Team: Malaysia look to assure themselves of top spot while Hong Kong look to keep snapping on their heels with a win today
Two of the frontrunners from Group B to qualify for the semi-finals of the ACC U19 Eastern Region Cup, Malaysia and Hong Kong square off against each other to decide their final position in the group. An eventual top of the table clash, this fixture between two aspiring countries on the ascendancy in the cricket fraternity promises to be a cracker of an encounter.
For Malaysia U19, the tournament has been perfect till now. The side have been rewarded for their pristine work ethic, elevating their performances to heave apart Thailand and Bhutan. The wins were as comprehensive as they come with the side showcasing both sides of their game to come across as the most finely tuned and complete side this tournament.
After collapsing for a sordid 94 against Thailand, Malaysia showed the much needed composure and determination to succeed on the big stage. They pummelled Thailand for just 78, registering a wonderfully charted out 16 run win before destroying Bhutan in their subsequent encounter.
In what was one of the most emphatic win till now of the marquee event, Malaysia’s batsmen regained their touch to hammer down 288 against Bhutan before sending their batting order departing for 28. The 260 run win sees their net run-rate propel right up, something which will be on Hong Kong’s mind who themselves are fighting for the position Malaysia currently occupy at the moment.
Currently sitting in second place after playing only the single encounter where they registered a comfortable 5 wicket win against Thailand, Hong Kong know today’s match is as decisive as they come. It promises to eventually decide which side makes an advent into the semi-finals as the top ranked side from the group, raising the stakes riding on the fixture massively.
With both these outfits possessing formidable and dangerous bowling attacks at their disposal, it’s the better batting line-up which is going to win this encounter for their side and Malaysia has the better options at their disposal. The extra runs their experienced batsmen are capable of adding on at the end will play a crucial role in this match and take Malaysia to a win.
Wicket-Keeper for ML-Y vs HK-Y Dream11
He was unlucky to fall just two runs short off his half-century against Bhutan but the 48 run knock at the top of the order alongside Malik saw the opening partnership pounce of the wayward line and length to rake up 116 runs in 15 overs. It was a stellar performance from Malaysia’s wicket-keeper, Wan Amirul one that sees him earn a spot in our side.
We have also opted from Tanish Arora from their side after his small 21 run innings saw him open his arms at will and hit three stupendous boundaries to earn our trust.
Batsmen for ML-Y vs HK-Y Dream11
With 9 fours and 2 sixes, the 43 ball 66 run inning from Aslam Khan Malik’s bat was one of the most alluring across the tournament till now. A ravishing knock, he used his incredible repertoire of clean hitting to find the boundary at will, making the most of the first powerplay to pummel down Bhutan.
Joining him is Lokam Nur Hakim Sahar after his small contribution against Bhutan pointed towards signs of more promising things to come from his bat. From Hong Kong we have opted for Kalhan Marc Challu again given his recent showings.
All-Rounders for ML-Y vs HK-Y Dream11
The 46 run innings against Thailand from Nasrulla Rana ensured the contributions from the rest of the lower middle-order were enough to take Hong Kong to a win in their tournament opener despite a shambolic collapse from the middle-order. He finds a place in our side along with Mohammad Hassan Khan after his strong performance of 1-11 in the four overs he sent down against Thailand.
From Malaysia we have only the lone pick but one who is completely deserving of his place after figures of 4-15 to leave Thailand blown away. In what was a scintillating spell of wicket to wicket bowling, Amir kept the bowling in all the right areas to emerge as one of the best bowlers of the tournament.
Bowling Order for ML-Y vs HK-Y Dream11
With Hong Kong set to lose wickets in this one given Malaysia’s flourishing bowling department and the inconsistent form of Hong Kong’s batting order, we have a duo coming in from Malaysia here. Both Sachinu Hettige and Haiqal Khair have been quissential to their side’s incredible displays on this front, taking the side to consummate success with the nature of their ominous bowling.
From Thailand its Vikas Sharma who comes in for us after his spell of 4-19 tore apart Thailand and decimated them.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Aslam Malik is our captain for this one while Amir has been chosen to come in and become our vice-captain.
ACC U19 Eastern Region Cup
Match: Hong Kong U19 Vs Malaysia U19
Date And Time: 6th June, Saturday- 7:30am IST
Venue: Kinara Oval, Kinara