ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final Asia: Nepal vs Malaysia – Probable XIs, Match Prediction, Pitch Report, and Live Stream Details
On Tuesday, October 31, cricket fans can look forward to an exciting clash as Malaysia and Nepal square off in the seventh match of Group A in the Regional Finals – Asia tournament. This competition serves as the battleground for teams vying for a coveted spot at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.
In their recent encounter, Malaysia faced a formidable challenge from Oman. Their bowlers bowled well at the beginning but the late surge from Oman resulted in the opposition amassing a formidable total of 153/6. Virandeep Singh was the standout performer with the ball for Malaysia, securing three crucial wickets.
However, their batting lineup struggled to gain momentum, with Virandeep Singh emerging as the lone warrior, crafting an unbeaten 57. Despite his valiant efforts, Malaysia managed to accumulate only 121/8 in their allotted 20 overs, falling short of the target by 32 runs. This loss has placed Malaysia in a challenging position in the tournament, and they now face the task of regrouping and making a strong comeback.
In contrast, Nepal delivered a commanding performance in their recent match against Singapore. Their bowlers efficiently limited Singapore to a score of 145/9, displaying their prowess in the field. However, it was Nepal’s batting lineup that truly shone. Kushal Bhurtel’s explosive innings of 74 runs from 48 deliveries set a fiery tone, while contributions from Aasif Sheikh (27 runs) and Rohit Paudel (35* runs) propelled Nepal towards their target of 146 runs. The team secured victory with eight wickets in hand and a comfortable 16.3 overs to spare.
Kushal Bhurtel’s outstanding performance earned him the well-deserved title of Player of the Match. Nepal’s comprehensive win underscored their strength in both batting and bowling departments, establishing them as a formidable contender in the Regional Finals – Asia tournament. As they prepare to face Malaysia, cricket enthusiasts can anticipate a thrilling showdown between these two determined teams.
Nepal vs Malaysia Match Details
Match: Nepal vs Singapore, Match 7, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final Asia 2023
Date and Time: October 31, 2023, Tuesday, 1:15 pm NST
Venue: Tribhuvan University (TU) Cricket Ground Kirtipur, Kathmandu
Match Tickets: Buy through IME Pay Mobile App or available on Ground too (NRs. 200 per ticket)
Nepal vs Malaysia Pitch Report
TU Ground in Nepal has gained a reputation as a batting paradise over the years, and it’s no secret why. The pitch here is a batsman’s dream, offering ideal conditions for stroke play and high-scoring encounters. It is typically flat, hard, and provides consistent bounce, making it an inviting prospect for batsmen. Matches held on this ground often witness a run-fest. The even bounce and pace, combined with short boundaries, result in frequent boundaries and sixes, delighting fans and providing a visual spectacle.
TU Cricket Ground T20I Statistics
Matches won Batting First: 11
Matches won Batting Second: 9
Highest Team Total: 238/3 (Nepal vs Netherlands)
Lowest Team Total: 96/10 (Netherlands vs Nepal)
Nepal vs Malaysia Weather Report
The weather forecast for Tuesday indicates mostly sunny conditions with a temperature of around 25.6°C. There is a minimal chance of precipitation, estimated at just 10%. The day is expected to have moderate humidity at 55%, and a light breeze will be blowing at a speed of 8 mph. These weather conditions bode well for an uninterrupted and pleasant cricket match between Malaysia and Nepal.
Nepal vs Malaysia Probable Xl
Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (WK), Kushal Malla, Rohit Kumar Paudel (C), Bibek Yadav, Sundeep Jora, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Abhinash Bohara and Sandeep Lamichhane
Syed Aziz(wk), Zubaidi Zulkifle, Muhammad Amir, Ahmad Faiz(c), Virandeep Singh, Vijay Unni, Sharvin Muniandy, Khizar Hayat, Syazrul Idrus, Rizwan Haider, Pavandeep Singh
Nepal vs Malaysia Prediction
In the upcoming match between Malaysia and Nepal, the odds favor Nepal as the clear favorites. Nepal’s recent strong showing in their match against Singapore, coupled with Malaysia’s convincing loss to Oman, underscores Nepal’s advantage.
Adding to their edge, Nepal has a dominant head-to-head record against Malaysia, winning seven out of eight previous encounters. Given these factors, betting on Nepal to secure the victory appears to be a wise choice.
Prediction: Nepal to emerge victorious in the match
Nepal vs Malaysia Live Streaming details and channel list
TV: Kantipur Cineplex TV HD
Live Streaming: Kantipur Cineplex HD (You Tube), FanCode App & Website (India), KantipurTV HD Mobile Application, ICC TV (Rest of the world)