It will be an inconsequential battle in the South Asian Games 2019 when Bhutan and Maldives lock horns against each other in a few hours from now. Both teams are yet to taste victory in this competition and will look to bow out of the tournament on a high. While the batting performance of Bhutan has been pretty ordinary in all the three matches, Maldives has managed to put up some impressive performances but hasn’t managed to string a victory together.
In a game against Maldives, the Bhutan batsmen will look to put up a good show to ensure Bhutan finish on a high. Bhutan hasn’t managed to put up 100 + scores in any of their matches so far and today might well be the day. On the flip side, Maldives have some good batters in their ranks in the form of Ali Ivan, Mohammad Rishwan to name a few. It will be a battle between two teams who will want to showcase their talents in their last match of the competition.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
After a long time, it will be evenly matched teams playing in this competition. The batsmen have found run-scoring pretty easy at this venue in Kirtipur. It is expected to be a high scoring clash but at the same time, spinners will have a say in the outcome of this match. As the match has progressed, the spinners have slowly made their mark and it shouldn’t be any different today. The team winning the toss might be tempted to bat first given the history of this stadium.
Probable Playing XI
Mohamed Rishwan, Mohamed Ivan, Adam Nasif, Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Azzam (WK), Hassan Ibrahim, Mohamed Mahfooz (C), Nazuwan Badeau, Ameel Mauroof, Ibrahim Rizan, Leem Shafeeq.
Tenzin Wangchuk Jr, Jigme N Dorji, Tobden Singye, Jigme Singye (C), Mikyo R Dorji, Snam Tobgay, Thinley Jamtsho, Kinga Loday (WK), Nangang Chejay, Karma Dorji, Ugyen Dorji
South Asian Games 2019
Match: Maldives vs Bhutan
Date And Time: 7th December, Saturday- 12:45 pm IST
Mohamed Azzam, Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Rishwan, Mohamed Ivan
Tobden Singye, Jigme Singye, Mikyo R Dorji, Snam Tobgay
Top 4 Batting order
Mohamed Mahfooz, Mohamed Azzam, Ahmed Hassan, Mohamed Rishwan
Tenzin Wangchuk Jr, Jigme N Dorji, Tobden Singye, Jigme Singye
Mohamed Mahfooz, Ahmed Hassan
Tobden Singye, Jigme Singye
Death overs bowlers
Ibrahim Rizan, Mohamed Ivan
Ugyen Dorji, Karma Dorji
MLD vs BHU Dream 11 Wicket-keepers
Mohamed Azzam will be the first pick of our dream XI team. He has looked in good touch but hasn’t managed to score big in the tournament so far. However, he is a talented individual and will look to finish their campaign on a high.
MLD vs BHU Dream 11 Batsmen
Mohamed Rishwan will be the first pick in this segment. He is an impressive batsman for the Maldives and has done a good job for them so far. He will look to finish on a high along with his team. He scored a fluent 29 against a strong Sri Lankan side.
Mikyo R Dorji will be the next pick in this segment. He hasn’t had the greatest of tournaments but that has been the case with all Bhutanese batsmen. They have been found wanting in every department. However, R Dorji might put up an impressive performance today.
Tenzin Wangchuk Jnr will be the next pick in this segment. He has been a good all-rounder for Bhutan and will look to make his presence felt in their final encounter of the tournament.
Ali Ivan will be the next and the last player in this segment given his impressive all-round skills. However, like most players among either team, he hasn’t been consistent in this competition so far.
MLD vs BHU Dream 11 Al-rounders
Jigme Singye will be the first pick in this category. He has looked pretty good in patches and is a leg spinner to reckon with. He has been bowling well and will look to finish off on a high.
Umar Adam Nasif will be 2nd pick in this category. He bagged an important wicket in the last match against Nepal. He is a good batsman as well and will look to put up a strong show today.
Leem Shafeeq will be the 3rd and the last pick among all-rounders. He bagged three crucial wickets against Nepal in the previous clash and will look to continue his good showing with the ball.
MLD vs BHU Dream 11 Bowlers
Ameel Mauroof will be the first pick in the bowler’s segment. He was impressive in the previous clash against Nepal and bagged two crucial wickets. He will definitely look to make his presence felt later today.
The death overs specialist for Bhutan Ugyen Dorji will be next pick in this segment. Dorji is an impressive bowler and will be eager to prove a point or two.
Mohamed Mahfooz will be the last pick in our dream XI team. He bagged a crucial wicket in the previous clash against Nepal and has looked in good rhythm in the tournament.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Mohamed Rishwan will be captain for the day while Leem Shafeeq will be 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.