The first match of the 2022 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Women’s T20 Championship will be played on June 17 between Malaysia and Singapore at the Kinrara Academy Oval in Malaysia.
Head-to-Head: Match 1: Malaysia v Singapore
Malaysia and Singapore have played nine T20Is against each other, out of which Malaysia have won seven and Singapore have won two.
Malaysia: Winifred Duraisingam (c), Mas Elysa (vc), Nik Nur Atiela, Sasha Azmi, Aisya Eleesa, Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Elsa Hunter, Jamahidaya Intan, Wan Julia, Dhanusri Mahunan, Aina Najwa, Arianna Natsya, Nur Dania Syuhada, Yusrina Yaakop
Singapore: Shafina Mahesh (c) (wk), Chathurani Abeyratne, Ada Bhasin, Riyaa Bhasin, Diviya G K, Saumya Gurusinghe, Vinu Kumar, Vigineswari Pasupathy, Jocelyn Pooranakaran, Johanna Pooranakaran, Damini Ramesh, Ishita Shukla, Zay Hua Tan, Ananyapriya Venkata
Players to watch
She is a right-handed batter and a right-arm leg spinner from Malaysia. Since her international debut in 2018, she has featured in 29 T20Is. She has scored 432 runs and picked up 20 wickets, including one five-wicket haul.
The captain of Malaysia is a right-arm medium-pace bowler and a right-handed batter. She has mustered 363 runs in27 T20Is, including one half-century and has claimed 18 wickets in 25 T20I innings.
She is a right-handed top-order batter from Singapore, who has played four T20Is between 2018 and 2019. She will be an integral part of the outfit and will be required to shoulder the batting responsibility of the team.
She is a right-handed batter from Singapore, who made her international debut in 2019. She played three T20Is in 2019, however got the chance to bat in just one of the matches. Given the opportunity, she would be looking to make her mark in the tournament.
The venue has hosted 25 women’s T20Is so far. Teams batting first have won 13 matches while the teams batting second have won 12. Thus, toss will not play a very significant role in determining the result of the match. The average first innings score is 121 and the average second innings score is 90.
The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm in parts of the area in the afternoon. The average temperature will be around 33 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 55 percent chance of rain and 88 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south-southeast.
Fantasy Playing XI
Wan Julia, Chathurani Abeyratne, Elsa Hunter, Ishita Shukla, Yusrina Yaakop, Mas Elysa, Vigineswari Pasupathy, Winifred Duraisingam, Damini Ramesh, Intan Jamahidaya, Nik Nur Atiela
Date: June 17, 2022
Time: 8.30AM IST
Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Malaysia
Live Streaming: Female Cricket’s YouTube Channel
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