Singapore vs Malaysia, 7th ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals Qualifier Prediction 26 Jul 2019

ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals Qualifier

Singapore vs Malaysia, 7th ICC T20 World Cup Asian Regional Finals Qualifier Prediction

2019-07-27

Indian Association Ground, Singapore

Indian Association Ground, Singapore
Indian Association Ground, Singapore

Singapore

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Indian Association Ground, Singapore

SIN vs MAL Prediction

Manish Khorgade

?With 1 win and 1 abandoned match, Singapore is at the top of the points table with 3 points, while Malaysia has two points due to victory over Kuwait.

?Malaysia has experience of playing 6 T20 Internationals before the start of this tournament, while it’s the first occasion for Singapore to play T20 International tournament.

?In the Stan Nagaiah Trophy, 50-over annual tournament, Malaysia have beaten Singapore 13 out of 20 times.

CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: Malaysia looks stronger than Singapore in limited over games, we predict Malaysia will defeat Singapore.

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Singapore

Singapore’s team, coached by Bilal Asad and led by Amjad Mahboob, is considered by many as the strongest and most balanced national squads in past few years. The team also includes one-time IPL recruit Chetan Suryawanshi while specialist leg-spinner Anantha Krishna leads the bowling unit.

They had to may have missed a chance to earn two-points as their match against Kuwait was abandoned due to rain. In their first international T20 match, Singapore played remarkably well to defeat Qatar by 33 runs. Amjad Mahboob (3 for 2) and player of the match Janak Prakash (3 for 15) ensured victory for Singapore in their maiden international T20 match. They took 3 wickets in first 10 overs but grabbed another 6 wickets in next 10 to restrict Qatar to 153 while defending 186.  Thirty-plus runs from their four batsmen, all scoring with 120 plus strike rate, enabled the team to post 186 runs in 20 overs. S Chandramohan was the top scorer with 47 runs in 39 balls, followed by TH David (38 in 29 balls), Manpreet Singh (34 in 18 balls) and R Rohan (32 in 20 balls). It will be a test of their characters to play Malaysia in a T20I match.

Singapore Predicted Playing XI

Amjad Mahboob (c), R Rohan, S Chandramohan, TH David, Manpreet Singh (wk), CR Suryawanshi, Janak Prakash, A Krishna, AE Paraam, V Baskaran, S Vijayakumar

Malaysia

Young Malaysian team is full of talent and confidence. Their recent performances against higher-ranked Asian oppositions have been impressive, particularly in the 50-over format. Including this tournament’s two matches, Malaysia has played total 8 T20Is so far, and except 3 defeats against Nepal, and 1 abandoned match, they succeeded in rest all the matches. They have topped the table of Tri-Nation T20I Series played against Maldives and Thailand. 

Against Kuwait in their first game of this tournament, Malaysia won comfortably by 42 runs. Batting first, they scored 162 runs thanks to anchoring innings from Syed Aziz (34 from 28 balls) and Shafiq Sharif (27 balls 38) and Aminuddin Ramly’s blazing 12 balls 32. Their bowlers, especially Muhamad Syahadat (3 for 33) played a crucial role in blocking Kuwait’s run-chase while Syed Aziz, Pavandeep Singh, and Fitri Sham took 2 wickets each.

In the rain-affected second match against Nepal, Malaysia scored 83 runs batting first in 9 overs. Syed Aziz’s 15 balls 30 and Virandeep Singh’s 21 down the order provided their bowlers a very good total of 83 to defend in 9 overs. However, the bowlers failed miserably against Nepal’s skipper’s attacking innings. With a little tight bowling, they should be able to defeat Singapore comfortably.

Malaysia Predicted Playing XI

Ahmad Faiz Mohammad Noor (c), Shafiq Sharif (wk), Virandeep Singh, Anwar Rahman, Anwar Arudin, Fitri Sham, Syed Aziz Syed Mubarak, Pavandeep Singh, Aminuddin Ramly, Muhamad Syahadat, S Muniandy

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The venue for this match is Indian Association Ground, Singapore. Out of 5 T20 International matches played on this ground, the teams batting first have won twice, and two times the teams batting second have won, while one match was washed-out. In full 20 overs games, highest and lowest scores on this ground are 186/7 (by Singapore vs Qatar) and 120 (by Kuwait against Malaysia) respectively.

Toss Prediction

Batting first on this ground yielded better scores than batting second, hence the team winning the toss should opt to bat first.

Winning Prediction

Though Singapore has the advantage of home-conditions, Malaysia looks a strong team head-to-head. In the lost game against Nepal, their batsmen had put-up a good show. Malaysia have better records in 50-overs games against Singapore, also they have relatively more experience to play in T20 International games. Overall, Malaysia has an edge over Singapore, so we predict that Malaysia will defeat Singapore in such a crucial game of the tournament.

 

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