5th T20I: Malaysia vs Nepal | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The ongoing 5-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series between Malaysia and Bangladesh is now squared at 2-2. The bilateral series decider is scheduled to be played on the 4th of June, 2023, at YSD-UKM Cricket Oval, Bangi, at 8:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).

5th T20I: Malaysia vs Nepal | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
5th T20I: Malaysia vs Nepal | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

 

Heading into the 4th T20I, Malaysia were trailing 1-2, but they made a comeback to level the series. In the 4th T20I, Winifred Duraisingam’s 3-fer played a significant role in restricting Bangladesh to a mere total of 96 runs. Despite a tough challenge from Nepal, Malaysia chased down the target on the last ball with 3 wickets to spare.

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 44 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) has scored 539 runs, including the highest of 45*. Wan Julia has recorded scores of 13 and 20 in the series and should look to back her starts with a big finish.

Nur Dania Syuhada

The 17-year-old spinner in 26 T20Is has struck 17 scalps at an economy rate of 5.04 and has got the best figures of 4/14. In the series, while Nur Dania hasn’t been among wickets, she’s registered economic figures of 0/8 (1), 0/11 (2), 0/11 (2) and 0/16 (4).

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Jyoti Pandey

The 26-year-old keeper-batter in 11 T20Is has scored 199 runs and has got the highest of 49. Jyoti in the series has looked good with the gloves, while with the bat has got a couple of good starts of 11 and 23.

Sita Rana Magar

The 31-year-old all-rounder in 34 T20Is has scored 556 runs and struck 35 wickets and has got respective best figures of 82* and 3/10. Sita in the series has scored 49 runs while has produced bowling figures of 2/13, 0/20, 1/13, and 1/15.

Pitch:

The pitch at UKM-YSD Cricket Oval, Bangi, strongly favors the bowlers, especially the pacers, who benefit from the significant carry of the wicket. Batters have faced difficulties in scoring runs freely on this wicket, making a target of around 130 runs competitive.

Weather:

With thundershowers expected throughout the day, including during the match hours, there is a possibility of the game being abandoned if the skies do not clear. The temperature is forecasted to be around 31°C, with light winds and a humidity level of 75%.

Fantasy playing XI:

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

Match details:

Date – June 4, 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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