MLD vs TL Dream 11 Team: Winless after their opening encounters, both these countries square off against each other as they look to open their accounts
Thailand Vs Maldives T20 Best Dream 11 Team
They both clashed heads against Malaysia in the opening match of the series and Thailand Malaysia ended up suffering similar fates. Playing against the best ranked side of the tournament, who are placed 36 out of the 105 participating countries in the world, Thailand Maldives were besmirched, going down by heavy margins.
Now up against each other in the third match of the tri-nation T20 series, both these countries finally have a chance to come good and open their account in the series. Thailand come into the match having been blemished by five wickets, failing to defend the meagre 113 they managed to register against Malaysia.
On the other hand, the defeat for Maldives was a much bigger one. The lowest ranked of all the teams in the tournament, the tiny island country who was only recently discovered as a cricket ardent country by the ACC were dismissed for just 113, seeing them lose by a massive 73 runs in their pursuit of Malaysia’s 186.
Now up against each other today, this match is an opportunity not just to right wrongs but win a match against an opponent which is equal in calibre to them. Whilst we’ve had two extremely one sided matches this tournament, this one should be a more tightly contested one, a real cracker which will assert the competitive quality of the upcoming countries.
The entry of Maldives and Thailand in the cricketing world is a new one and the way they’ve performed in recent times has epitomised that fact. At a ranking of 74 and 57 respectively, the countries know that the long ahead of them is a long and hard one, beginning with the ACC T20 World Cup Qualifiers next month.
And this tournament and their match against each other accords them the opportunity of getting the much needed practice and experience ahead of the tournament. As of now, its Thailand who are the much better side, seeing players from more than 5 countries come together to form their unit and we see them winning this.
Wicket-Keepers for MLD vs TL Dream 11
We have gone ahead with Maldives number 3 bat in the form of Shahfraz Jaleel coming into our side. His 17 run innings might have been a short one but it was fighting effort in an otherwise dismal batting performance, one that sees us have confidence in the player.
Batsmen for MLD vs TL Dream 11
After their initial batting performance, we just don’t see ourselves reposing faith from either side. They are a bunch of players who still need to augur the necessary acumen and astuteness needed to craft out well constructed innings and given that narrative we have just the three batters in our side.
Thailand are represented by the two with Henno Jordan and Chanchai Pengkumta coming in while from Maldives, Mahamed Rishwan’s well made 29 sees him come up and occupy a role in our line-up.
All-Rounders for MLD vs TL Dream 11
If the first couple of matches in the league have taught us anything, it’s to always back the all-rounders. These three teams are filled to the brim with them and a player who can ply his goods in both the departments will always end up being a fruitful choice.
From this massive repertoire, we have picked out the two players each from either outfit. Ahmed Hassan and Nilathna Cooray have been selected from Maldives after the two intertwined both their batting and bowling capabilities to immerge as the top scorers for their team in Dream 11 from their previous encounter.
He was run-out for 37, an unlucky way to bring an end to spectacular innings but we see him putting on a huge knock today. He’s a player who has superbly imbued capabilities as a batsmen and gets to bowl in between as well, seeing Naveed Pathan become an unanimous pick for us. Ziaul Hoque has been selected to partner him.
Bowling Order for MLD vs TL Dream 11
With most of the bowling choices being compensated for in the all-rounders’ segment, the bowling order is only going to see the three players. With it a more than certain assurance of Maldives being pummelled down for a low score, Thailand see a partnership being selected from the side.
Vichanath Singh and Mahsid Faheem are the two picks from their side while from Maldives its Mohamed Mahafooz.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are going to bank on the all-rounders to give us the big points with Ahmed Hassan our captain while Ziaul Hoque is our vice-captain.
Thailand Vs Maldives T20 Tri-Series
Match: Thailand Vs Maldives Third T20
Date And Time: 26th June, Tuesday- 7:30am IST
Venue: Kinara Oval, Bandar Kinara
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