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Malaysia vs Qatar, ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals Qualifier, Today Match Prediction 27 Jul 2019

Indian Association Ground, Singapore

144/10 (20)


147/6 (19.4)


Qatar won by 4 wickets

Malaysia and Qatar clash in a dead rubber

Our prediction is Malaysia will win the match!

  • Malaysia has 2 points from their 3 matches with a victory over Kuwait and they lost their matches against Nepal and Singapore.
  • Qatar too has 2 points from 3 matches owing to their lone victory against Nepal. They ended up on losing side against Singapore and Kuwait teams.
  • Malaysia qualified for Regional qualifiers after ending on the third position in Eastern sub-regional qualifiers.
  • Qatar qualified for regional qualifiers after ending in the second position in Western sub-regional qualifiers.

Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals Qualifier | Format: Twenty20 | Venue: Indian Association Ground, Singapore | Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

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Malaysia team`s chances of qualification for ICC 2020 T20 qualifiers ended with their defeat against Singapore in the last match. They will look to end the tournament on a high by winning their last league encounter. Muhammed Shahayadat was the highest run-scorer for Malaysia team with 22 runs. Virandeep Singh, Shafiq Shariq, and Aminuddin Ramly crossed the two-figure mark and tried to build the innings. Rest of the team were dismissed for single-digit scores and they ended with a paltry 92 runs on board. NCK Liynage was the only bowler who took wicket in the last match. Syed Aziz and Anwar Rahman tried their best but were not able to cause any panic in the Singapore chase. Singapore ended up chasing the target with 8 wickets and 6.4 overs remaining.

Qatar team has been left out of the qualification race and has no chance to qualify for the next round. They have a strong batting line-up and has scored runs consistently this series. Skipper Tamoor Sajjad, Inam-Ul-Haq, and Muhammed Rizlan have been amongst the runs. Their batsmen are getting starts with 30s and 40s but are yet to make a fifty in this tournament. Iqbal Hussain and Nouman Sarwar are the main wicket-takers in the team with 9 & 6 wickets respectively. But their bowling unit is giving away runs at a high economy rate. They are the only team to give runs more than 170 runs in this tournament and infect, they have done it twice. Qatar team needs to control the run flow with tight bowling.

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Key Players:

Shafiq Sharif – Sharif is one of the top important middle-order batsmen for Malaysia team. He has just 50 runs in three matches this tournament. He must bat spend more time in the middle and score runs consistently. 

NCK Liyanage – Liyanage impressed in his first outing itself with a good spell of 3-0-19-1 during the last match. He will look to make a statement for his place in the playing XI in this match. 

Recent Stats

Syed Aziz – 64 runs, HS -34 & 2 wickets


M Syahadat – 6 wickets, BB – 3/19

Malaysia Predicted Playing XI:

Anwar Rahman, Shafiq Sharif (Wk), Syed Aziz, Aminuddin Ramly, Muhamad Syahadat, Virandeep Singh, Ahmed Faiz (c), S Muniandy, Fitri Sham, NCK Liyanage, Pavandeep Singh

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Key Players:

Tamoor Sajjad – Skipper Tamoor Sajjad has scored 89 runs and taken 3 wickets in the tournament. He is an all-rounder capable of performing equally well with both the bat and ball.

Nouman Sarwar – Nouman Sarwar has taken 6 wickets with 2 wickets in every match. His ability to take wickets consistently helped to bowl out the opposition. He also scored 49 runs with the bat in the three matches he played. 

Recent Stats:

Tamoor Sajjad - 89 runs, HS -46 & 3 wickets

Iqbal Hussain – 9 wickets, BB – 4/33

Weather Conditions

IAC ground at Singapore is known to have a good balance between the bat and ball and we can expect an average score in the range of 140-160 runs in this match. The weather on match day looks bright and sunny with just 5-10 chances of rain.

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Chasing teams have won the last two matches played here and the pitch seems to ease out as the match progresses. Both captains will look to chase down the target in this match. 

Malaysia team has a good team with both batting and bowling units performing well. Qatar team`s bowling struggling to contain the run flow and they ended up losing despite putting good scores on board. We expect Malaysia team to win this match.


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar