Kuala Lumpur, July 13 at 07:30 AM IST
A 14-member Nepal squad is touring Malaysia to play two T20Is ahead of the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 Asia Final 2019 to be held in Singapore from July 20-28.
The two T20Is will be played at Kinrara Oval, Kuala Lumpur on July 13 and July 14 after which the teams will head to Singapore for the marquee tournament. The two-match series comes as a great opportunity for both the teams to fine-tune their combinations as well as preparations.
The winner of the ICC World Twenty20 Asia Final 2019 will be qualified to the ICC T20 World Cup Global Qualifier to be held in UAE.
Ranked 11th in the ICC Men’s T20 International list, Nepal will start as favourites against Malaysia as well as Asian Regional Finals.
Head to Head in T20s:
Total – 04
Nepal – 03
Malaysia – 01
2007 – Nepal beat Malaysia by 21 runs – ACC Twenty20 Cup (Kuwait City)
2009 – Malaysia beat Nepal by 6 wickets – ACC Twenty20 Cup (Sharjah)
2013 – Nepal beat Malaysia by 19 runs – ACC Twenty20 Cup (Kathmandu)
2018 – Nepal beat Malaysia by 8 wickets – ICC T20 World Cup Asian Eastern Sub Regional Qualifier
Kinrara Oval is the home of Malaysian Cricket. The average first innings score at the venue in T20Is is 127. Also, chasing at this venue is a lot easier than setting up the target as 10 out of 14 times the side chasing the total has turned out to be the winners at this venue.
Total matches – 14
Matches won batting first – 3
Matches won bowling first – 10
Average 1st Inns scores – 127
Average 2nd Inns scores – 116
MAL Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper- Shafiq Sharif
Batsmen- Virandeep Singh, Anwar Arudin, Ahmad Faiz (c)
All-rounder- Muhammad Syahadat Ramli, Syed Aziz Syed Mubarak, Aminuddin Ramli, Sharvin Muniandy
Bowlers- Fitri Sham, Neville Liyanage, Nazril Abd Rahman
NEP Playing 11:
Wicketkeeper- Pradeep Airee
Batsmen- Paras Khadka (C), Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sharad Vesawkar, Gyanendra Malla,
All-rounder- Pawan Sarraf, Karan KC, Dipendra Singh Airee,
Bowlers- Sompal Kami, Basant Regmi/Abhinash Bohara, Sandeep Lamichhane
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Nazril Abd Rahman, Pasha Syafiq Ali, Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor (capt), Shafiq Sharif, Virandeep Singh, Anwar Rahman, Syahadat Ramli, Anwar Arudin, Fitri Sham, Syed Aziz Syed Mubarak, Pavandeep Singh, Sharvin Muniandy, Aminuddin Ramli, Neville Liyanage
Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Paras Khadka (Captain), Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane,Abhinash Bohara, Basant Regmi, Gyanendra Malla, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Pradeep Airee, Sharad Vesawkar and Sompal Kami
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