Nepal vs Malaysia, Match Preview & Prediction
Nepal is gearing up to take on Malaysia in their first Group A encounter at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur. Nepal is looking to Rohit Paudel to lead the national squad, with key players such as Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, and Sandeep Lamichhane bolstering their roster. Ahmad Faiz is the leader of Malaysia’s campaign, with Virandeep Singh and Syed Aziz playing significant roles. Nepal appear to be in good form and are expected to start their tournament on a high note.
Nepal vs Malaysia, Match Details:
Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 8:45 AM IST
Nepal vs Malaysia Pitch Report:
Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground is a great venue for spinners and generally results in low scoring matches. The average first innings score here is 241, which shows how difficult it is for batsmen to score runs.
Nepal vs Malaysia Weather Forecast:
The Weather is expected to stay clear for this game.
Expected Playing XI
Rohit Paudel (c), Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Bhurtel, Gulsan Jha, Aarif Sheikh, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Gyanendra Malla, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kushal Malla.
Ahmad Faiz, Virandeep Singh, Muhammad Amir, Syed Aziz, Khizar Hayat, Sharvin Muniandy, Anwar Rahman, Nazril Rahman, Fitri Sham, Muhamad Syahadat, Muhammad Wafiq.
Nepal Top Picks
Aasif Sheikh had a relatively successful ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, scoring 255 runs in 8 innings with an average of 31.8. Additionally, his wicket-keeping skills provide additional value points for fantasy teams.
Kushal Bhurtel has been performing impressively in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, having scored 205 runs in 9 innings. His batting prowess makes him a reliable choice for fantasy team.
Dipendra Singh Airee:
Dipendra Singh Airee’s performance in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 was below average but he had a successful bowling record at the at the venue, taking 6 wickets in 5 innings.
Sandeep Lamichhane is having an exemplary showing in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2, claiming 25 wickets in 13 matches. His bowling skills will make him a highly coveted player for fantasy team.
Malaysia Top Picks
Virandeep Singh has helped Malaysia win several matches on his own. Virandeep opens the batting for Malaysia and bowls left-arm spin as well. He had an good Hongkong OD series scoring 89 runs in 3 games at an average of 44.50.
He was the star of the Hongkong OD series, managing to accumulate a total of 152 runs in three innings with a century, as well as picking up four wickets in three games. This made him Malaysia’s leading scorer for that series.
Muhammad Wafiq Irfan Zarbani:
Zarbani is a left-arm medium-pace bowler, and he bowls in the powerplay overs.He had an great Hongkong OD series picking 6 wickets in 3 matches.
Nepal vs Malaysia Differential Picks
Muhammad Wafiq Irfan Zarbani
Muhammad Amir Azim
Nepal vs Malaysia Safe Captaincy Picks
Dipendra Singh Airee
Nepal vs Malaysia Differential Captaincy Picks
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