2nd T20I: Malaysia vs Nepal | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The 2nd Twenty20 International (T20I) of the 5-match series between Malaysia and Nepal is scheduled to take place at the YSD-UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi, on the 29th of May, 2023, at 8:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

2nd T20I: Malaysia vs Nepal | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
2nd T20I: Malaysia vs Nepal | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

In the bilateral series opener, Malaysia bowled Nepal out for 50 runs. In response, Malaysia chased down the total with 5 wickets in hand, securing the win in 13.2 overs of play. This victory marked Malaysia’s first-ever win against Nepal in the format.

Squads:

Malaysia – Mas Elysa, Yusrina Yaakop, Ainna Hashim, Ainur Amelina, Amalin Sorfina, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Winifred Duraisingam, Aina Najwa, Christina Baret, Wan Julia, Aisya Eleesa, Dhanusri Muhunan, Nik Nur Atiela, Nur Arianna Natsya, Nur Dania Syuhada, Saubika Manvanan

Nepal – Rubina Chhetri, Sita Rana Magar, Indu Barma, Kabita Kunwar, Jyoti Pandey, Apsari Begam, Kabita Joshi, Ashmina Karmacharya, Sangita Rai, Bindu Rawal, Mamta Chaudhary, Kajal Shrestha, Sony Pakhrin, Shristi Jaisi, Samjhana Khadka, Ishwori Bist, Saraswati Chaudhary, Kritika Marasaini

Players to watch out:

Wan Julia

The 34-year-old keeper-batter in 41 T20Is has scored 513 runs and has got the highest of 45*. Wan’s form hasn’t been the best of late but she got some sort of a start in the series opener and would look to build on from here.

Nik Nur Atiela

The 23-year-old off-spinner, in T20Is, in 19 innings has struck 16 wickets at an economy rate of 5.16. Nik Nur’s best bowling figures of 3/9 had come in the opener of the series, which included the prized wicket of Rubina Chhetri.

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Kajal Shrestha

The 24-year-old keeper-batter in T20Is, in 22 outings with the bat has scored 196 runs, including the highest of 26. In the lead-up to the series, Kajal recorded scores of 29, 40*, and 22, and while she hasn’t had the best of starts to the series, expect a comeback.

Kabita Kunwar

The 19-year-old all-rounder in T20Is, in 12 innings has scored 74 runs, including the highest of 31, while in 30 bowling outings has struck 27 scalps. Kabita has had a good start to the series with bowling figures of 1/4 (2) and would eye a big finish.

Pitch:

The pitch at UKM-YSD Cricket Oval in Bangi, Malaysia heavily favors the bowlers, particularly the pacers, who receive ample support from the 22-yard strip. Batters have found it challenging to score freely on this wicket making a target of around 110 runs competitive.

Weather:

The conditions at YSD-UKM Cricket Oval, Banti, are forecasted to be favorable for cricket, with no expected rain interruptions despite partly cloudy skies. The temperature will be around 31°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 64%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Wan Julia, Indu Barma, Mas Elysa, Ainna Hashim, Sita Rana Magar, Winifred Duraisingam, Rubina Chhetri, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Kabita Kunwar, Aisya Eleesa, Nik Nur Atiela

Match details:

Date – May 30, 2023

Time – 8:30 AM IST

Venue – YSD-UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi

Broadcast – All games of the series will be streamed live on the FanCode app and website.

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