Team Nepal would fly to Malaysia to play a two-match T20 International series in Malaysia. The 1st game is scheduled to be played at Kinara Stadium, Kaula Lumpur on Saturday.
It would be an easy task for the Malaysian against Nepal at their home ground as they are much aware of pitch and the conditions. Nepal would be playing their first game at this ground, while Malaysia has won all the three t20 they have played here.
Nepal must come up with their winning combinations as they have not been up to the mark in this format. They have lost 7 out of 10 game T20 Internationals. Both the teams enter the final phase of preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals qualifier in Singapore later this month.
The match is set to begin at 7:30 AM IST.
Malaysia vs Nepal, 1st T20
Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Time: 13 July 2019, 7:30 AM IST
2018 Nepal beat Malaysia by 8 wickets – ICC T20 World Cup Asian Eastern Sub Regional Qualifier (Bayuemas)
2013 Nepal beat Malaysia by 19 runs – ACC Twenty20 Cup (Kathmandu)
2009 Malaysia beat Nepal by 6 wickets – ACC Twenty20 Cup (Sharjah)
2007 Nepal beat Malaysia by 21 runs – ACC Twenty20 Cup (Kuwait City)
Malaysia squad to face Nepal:
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, Nazril Abd Rahman, Pasha Syafiq Ali, Aminuddin Ramli, Neville Liyanage.
Nepal Squad to face Malaysia:
Paras Khadka (capt), Abhinash Bohara, Basant Regmi, Binod Bhandari, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gyanendra Malla, Karan KC, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Pradeep Airee, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sharad Vesawkar, Sompal Kami.
Shafiq Sharif (wk), Anwar Arudin, Syed Aziz, Ahmad Faiz (c), Muhamad Syahadat, Aminuddin Ramly, Sharvin Muniandy, Pasha Syafiq Ali, Fitri Sham, Abdul Rashid, Nazril Rahman
Pawan Sarraf, Paras Khadka (c), Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Basant Regmi, Binod Bhandari (wk), KC Karan, Sompal Kami, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abinash Bohara, Lalit Rajbanshi
Syed Azaz has got maximum runs in T20 format for Malaysia. He has scored 156 runs in four matches along with couple of half-centuries.
Shafiq Sharif is in form as well. He has slammed 53, 31, 43 runs in his last five innings.
Syahadat has bagged five wickets in his last four matches for Malaysia.
Paras Khadka is the team’s leading run-getter in T20Is with 290 runs.
Sompal Kami has bagged 17 T20 wickets and is even capable of making a good contribution with the bat.