Match 4: Malaysia vs Thailand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Malaysia and Thailand are set to lock horns at the ongoing 32nd edition of the SouthEast Asian Games in the 4th Women’s Twenty20 International (W-T20I). The match gets underway at 12:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), on the 4th of May, 2023, at the AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phenom Penh.

Match 4: Malaysia vs Thailand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 4: Malaysia vs Thailand | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Thailand features in the Games on the back of successive series wins at home against the Netherlands in December and Zimbabwe in May, while Malaysia is playing their first game since the 8th edition of the Women’s Asia Cup, which was held in October 2022.

Squads:

Malaysia – Elsa Hunter, Jamahidaya Intan, Mas Elysa, Yusrina Yaakop, Ainna Hashim, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Winifred Duraisingam, Aina Najwa, Christina Baret, Wan Julia, Aisya Eleesa, Dhanusri Muhunan, Nik Nur Atiela, Nur Arianna Natsya, Nur Dania Syuhada

Thailand – Aphisara Suwanchonrathi, Banthida Leephatthana, Naruemol Chaiwai, Natthakan Chantham, Rosenan Kanoh, Chanida Sutthiruang, Kanyakorn Bunthansen, Nattaya Boochatham, Sornnarin Tippoch, Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Nanthita Boonsukham, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Phannita Maya, Suleeporn Laomi, Sunida Chaturongrattana, Thipatcha Putthawong

Players to watch out:

Elsa Hunter

The 18-year-old in 29 T20Is has scored 444 runs at an average of 20.18 and has got the highest of 53*. A couple of starts of 18 and 15 is what Elsa Hunter had got to in her last couple of T20I outings.

Winifred Duraisingam

The 30-year-old in 42 T20Is has scored 650 runs and has struck 27 wickets with the best being 3/10 with the ball and 73 with the bat. Winifred only recently featured in the 2023 FairBreak Invitational and had a few excellent outings.

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Nannapat Koncharoenkai

The 22-year-old in 54 T20Is has scored 983 runs at an average of 23.40 and has got the highest of 62*. Nannapat top scored for Thailand in their recent series against Zimbabwe, scoring 73 runs in 3 innings at an average of 39.00.

Nattaya Boochatham

The 36-year-old all-rounder in T20Is, in 62 innings with the ball has struck 83 wickets and in 48 innings with the bat has scored 543 runs. In a couple of outings with the bat, against Zimbabwe, Nattaya scored 25 and 18 and with the ball registered bowling figures of 3/7, 0/18, and 1/3.

Pitch:

The center wicket at the AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phenom Penh, is bowlers-friendly, resulting in an average score of 68 at the venue. Batters who spend enough time in the middle can effortlessly change gears and the scoring becomes easy.

Weather:

The forecast for the game is favorable, with partly cloudy skies and low chances of rain as it is highly likely that we will have a full game of cricket. The temperature is expected to be in the mid-30s (°C), with light winds and a humidity level of 59%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Nannapat Koncharoenkai, Natthakan Chantham, Naruemol Chaiwai, Elsa Hunter, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Winifred Duraisingam, Nattaya Boochatham, Sornnarin Tippoch, Chanida Sutthiruang, Suleeporn Laomi, Nur Dania Syuhada

Match details:

Date – May 4, 2023

Time – 12:30 PM IST

Venue – AZ Group Cricket Oval, Phenom Penh

Broadcast – All T20I games from the SouthEast Asian Games will be streamed live and for free on the FanCode app and website.

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