The 8th edition of the Asia Cup has marked its return after a few years of absence. The ongoing tournament after a good opening days play, will now see Pakistan and Malaysia clash for match no.3 of the Asia Cup on the 2nd of October at the Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium.
Pakistan and Malaysia have only played each other once in the format and the game was won by Pakistan with a thumping 147-run margin by bowling Malaysia out for 30.
Pakistan : Bismah Maroof (C), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (WK), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (WK), Tuba Hasan
Malaysia : Winifred Duraisingam (C), Mas Elysa (VC), Elsa Hunter, Ainna Hamizah, Nurilyaa, Wan Julia, Mahirah Izzati, Arianna, Intan, Dhanusri, Aina Najwa, Sasha Azmi, Nur Dania, Noor Hayati, Aisya Eleesa
Players to watch
Bismah Maroof :
The experienced right-hand batter in 111 innings (117 matches) has scored 2388 runs at an average of 27.44, a strike rate of 91.11 and with 11 fifties to her name, has got the highest score of 70*. As a part-time bowler, she’s picked up 36 wickets in 63 innings and has got the best figures of 3/21.
Tuba Hasan :
The impressive Legbreak bowler has played only a handful of games in international cricket, but is nothing short of a key asset for the side already. She in 7 innings (9 matches) has picked up 7 wickets at an average of 14.71, a strike rate of 18.0, an economy of 4.90 and has got the best figures of 3/8 to her name.
Winifred Duraisingam :
The experienced all-rounder in 36 innings has scored 591 runs at an average of 18.46, a strike rate of 72.07 and with 3 fifties to her name, the highest she’s got to is a 73. In 33 innings (36 matches) with the ball, she’s picked up 22 wickets at an economy rate of 5.44 and has got the best figures of 3/10.
Sasha Azmi :
The promising 21-year-old in 17 innings (21 matches) with the ball has picked up 21 wickets at an average of 12.85, a strike rate of 16.6, an economy rate of 4.64 and has got a four-fer to her name with the best figures of 4/20. She’s been a little handy with the bat as in 11 innings she’s got to 56 runs and the highest score she’s got to is an a
The track provides assistance to spinners and batters do tend to find life a little difficult at the start of the innings, but once they’ve settled in then can look to shift gears. The average first innings score is 131, and the average second innings score is 103.
With rain on the radar, the conditions aren’t the most suited for a game of cricket. The temperature forecasted ranges between 25 and 32 degrees celsius throughout the day.
Fantasy playing XI
Bismah Maroof, Muneeba Ali, Aliya Riaz, Elsa Hunter, Winifred Duraisingam, Ayesha Naseem, Mas Elysa, Nida Dar, Sasha Azmi, Tuba Hassan, Diana Baig
Date : 02-October-2022
Time : 8:30 PM IST
Venue : Sylhet Outer Cricket Stadium
Live streaming : The game will be televised live on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD and digitally can be streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.