NP-Y vs ML-Y Dream11 Team: Malaysia look to get back to winning ways after being stunned by Honk Kong while Nepal look to assure themselves of top spot
With the semi-finals looming, it’s all about consolidating first place in your respective groups ahead of the vital encounters. And today’s opponents will be looking to just that when they take on each other in their culminating group stage match of the ACC U19 Eastern Region Cup.
Both Nepal and Malaysia were touted as sides who would make it to the top 4 and both the sides have lived upto expectations perfectly. Winning both of their encounters with conviction, Nepal sit in the pinnacle of Group A, ahead of Singapore and China with an exemplary net run-rate of over 5 which assures them of top spot regardless of the result today.
They’ve registered two emphatic wins with the most recent 217 run win against Singapore perfectly emphasising just how well rounded and complete a side they have. On the other hand, sitting in second place in Group B, Malaysia will be looking to keep snapping on Hong Kong’s heels for a place at the top of their group.
With everything going right for a side who are at level with Nepal, the side suffering a stunning upset with Hong Kong defeating them in their previous match. Undoubtedly the finest match of the tournament till now, Malaysia faltered at the final stage, failing to scrimmage through the final 3 runs as they fell behind in an edge of the seat thriller to find themselves occupying second place.
Up against each other today, we a match whose identify could prospectively be same as that of the summit clash. It’s the perfect preparation for either side ahead of their semi-finals, a match which will enable them to face off against an opponent against who only the finest of cricketing acumen will help them collect the two points.
With both the sides having formidable bowling units, it’s the better batting side which is going to win this match for either side and Nepal see them scales tilt in their favour in that aspect. They should win this one and head into the semi-finals with three consecutive wins.
Wicket-Keeper for NP-Y vs ML-Y Dream11
Wan Amirul is the first player we have gone for in our Dream 11 side for this encounter with the wicket-keeper emerging as the mainstay of his side’s batting line-up over the course of the 3 matches.
Batsmen for NP-Y vs ML-Y Dream11
His clean hitting abilities have seen him emerge as not only one of the highest run amassers but also see him holding the best strike-rate of all the players in the showpiece tournament. An exuberant batsman, Aslam Khan Malik is unfazed by anything that is thrown at him, dismissing bowlers with disdain.
The second player to descend in our side from Malaysia is Mohammad Arief after the reliability and assurance he has provided to remain undeterred. From Nepal, Khadak Bohara’s half-century against Singapore sees him come into our side.
All-Rounders for NP-Y vs ML-Y Dream11
We’ll begin with the picks from Nepal first here with a duo coming in from their side in the form of Pawan Sarraf and Rashid Khan. Sarraf has taken centrestage in this side with the opener putting in one of the most scintillating displays of the tournament against Singapore, scoring 45 and picking up 4 wickets to emerge as the match winner for his side.
If Nepal have Sarraf, Malaysia have their reply to help in Muhammad Amir. His 4 wicket haul against Thailand was followed up by3 more wickets in the next encounters to see him pick up 7 wickets in 3 encounters along with vital contributions with the bat.
Bowling Order for NP-Y vs ML-Y Dream11
The 9 wickets see Sachin Hettige emerge as the highest wicket taker and Malaysia’s frontline bowler is an undisputed selection for us. We have opted for a trio from Nepal on the other hand with Kushal Malla coming in after his incredible stay at the increase with the bat as well along with the partnership of Sagar Dhakal and Tilak Bhandari.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Pawan Sarraf becomes our captain for this match while we have opted for Muhammad Amir as the vice-captain.
ACC U19 Eastern Region Cup
Match: Nepal U19 Vs Malaysia U10
Date And Time: 8th June, Monday- 7:30am IST
Venue: Kinara Oval, Kinara