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Nepal vs Malaysia, Nepal T20I Tri-Series, Today Match Prediction

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal

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11.15 Star

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6.96
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Malaysia won the toss and chose to bowl first

Nepal beat Malaysia by 85 runs

Host Nepal aim to continue their winning streak agaisnt Malaysia

  • Nepal registered a comfortable win over Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea registered a comprehensive win over Malaysia in a game played on Friday.
  • Assad Vala, Tony Ura and Kabua Morea have produced excellent performances for Papua New Guinea in the previous match against Malaysia

Expect Nepal to register a comfortable win over Malaysia at Kirtipur.

Tournament: Nepal T20I Tri-Series | Format: T20 | Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal | Toss: To Bowl

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Host Nepal will be looking to continue their unbeaten run in the tri-series when they take on Malaysia in the sixth match played at Tribhuvan University international Cricket Ground, Kirtipur on Saturday.

Nepal have played excellent cricket so far in this tri-series and won three matches on the bounce in the competition. Captain Sandeep Lamichhane will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this fixture.

On the other hand, Malaysia will need to win this game at all costs in order to qualify for the finals of the competition. Skipper Ahmad Faiz will be hoping that the side can maintain their standards with bat and ball in this final round-robin game.

Earlier, Nepal managed to register a comfortable six-wicket win over Malaysia.

Nepal Preview

The hosts will be looking to stick with the same combination that featured against Malaysia. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Aadil Ansari, Kushal Bhurtel, and Dipendra Singh Airee to deliver notable scores in this fixture.

With 138 runs in three innings, Aasif Sheikh has topped the batting charts for Nepal so far in this tri-series. Opener will be keen to continue his merry ways with the bat in this dead rubber.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sompal Kami and Abhinash Bohara to deliver crucial breakthroughs.

Nepal Predicted Playing XI:

Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Rohit Paudel, Dipendra Singh Airee, Dilip Nath (wk), Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Aadil Ansari, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane (c), Abinash Bohara

Nepal Key Players From Previous Game Of Nepal T20I Tri-Series

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Singh Airee
66
33
3
4
200
R Kumar Paudel
41
23
4
2
178.26
M Aasif Sheikh
38
29
4
1
131.03
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
K KC
3.4
0
21
5
5.73
S Kami
4.0
0
34
2
8.5
A Bohara
4.0
0
34
2
8.5

Nepal Actual Playing XI:

Dilip Nath, Dipendra Singh Airee, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Kamal Singh Airee, Mohammad Aasif Sheikh, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Bhurtel, Karan KC, Aarif Sheikh, Aadil Ansari, Abinash Bohara

Malaysia Preview

The side will be keen to field their best combination for this all-important clash. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Virandeep Singh, Zulkifle, Ahmad Faiz,  and Syed Aziz to deliver crucial scores for Malaysia in this fixture.

With 143 runs in three innings, Captain Ahmad Faiz is currently leading run-scorer for Malaysia in this tri-series. The middle-order batsman will be looking to continue his decent form against Nepal.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the trio of Mohammad Wafiq, Syed Aziz Sharvin Muniandy, Syrazul Idrus and Pavandeep Singh to provide timely breakthroughs.

Malaysia Predicted Playing XI:

Ahmad Faiz (c), Syed Aziz, Ainool Hafizs, Virandeep Singh, Pavandeep Singh, Muhammad Amir, Ammar Zuhdi Hazalan (wk), Muhammad Wafiq, Syazrul Idrus, Sharvin Muniandy, Zubaidi Zulkifle

Malaysia Key Players From Previous Game Of Nepal T20I Tri-Series

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
S Aziz
64
35
8
3
182.86
A Faiz
63
43
5
3
146.51
A Zubaidi Zulkifle
46
22
4
4
209.09
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
M Wafiq
4.0
0
34
1
8.5
S Idrus
4.0
0
34
1
8.5
P Singh
4.0
0
43
0
10.75

Malaysia Actual Playing XI:

Ainool Hafizs MD Yatim, Muhammad Amir Azim Shukor, Pavandeep Singh, Virandeep Singh, Muhammad Wafiq, Ahmed Faiz, Muhamad Syahadat, Syazrul Idrus, Sharvin Muniandy, Syed Aziz, Ahmad Zubaidi Zulkifle

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
17
0 mm.
1.23 k/h
From: S
19%
03h
19
0 mm.
1 k/h
From: SW
75%
06h
21
0.28 mm.
2.16 k/h
From: WSW
70%
09h
21
0.47 mm.
2.25 k/h
From: SSW
88%
12h
21
1.00 mm.
0.86 k/h
From: W
96%
15h
20
0.45 mm.
0.91 k/h
From: ENE
97%
18h
18
0.38 mm.
0.97 k/h
From: NNE
90%
21h
17
0.67 mm.
0.7 k/h
From: ENE
43%

Weather Conditions

With weather forecast predicted to be fair for Saturday’s game, the wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. The spinners might get some assistance from the surface.

Venue Details

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground is going to host the sixth game of Nepal Tri-series between Nepal and Malaysia.

Host Nepal have won their previous three matches played at this venue.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposing team to less than 180 runs. The previous match was won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Nepal will be outright favorites to win their game against Malaysia. With likes of Dipendra Singh Airee, Karan KC and Aasif Sheikh in excellent form, the team management will be hoping for more of the same in this fixture.

Expect Nepal to register a comfortable win over Malaysia at Kirtipur.

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