Nepal vs Malaysia Live | Match Preview | ICC Men's T20 World Cup Asia Qualifier 2023

After a comfortable 8 wickets victory over Singapore, the host Nepal are facing their well known rivals Malaysia in their second fixtures on Tuesday afternoon. Here we will discuss the match preview and live broadcast information of the match between Nepal and Malaysia.

Under the Asian final selection, the home team Nepal and Malaysia are competing against each other in the same Group A. After placing in the top 8 in the ICC T20I Associate Rankings, Nepal and winning the Asia Region B Qualifiers Malaysia reached the Asian Regional Finals.

Nepal vs Malaysia T20I Cricket Head to head

This will be the 10th T20I match between 16th ranked Nepal and 25th ranked Malaysia in the ICC T20I rankings. Malaysia has managed to beat Nepal only once in the 9 matches between these two.

The last time Nepal and Malaysia faced each other in the Tri-Nations T20I series involving Nepal- Malaysia-PNG was held in April 2022 at TU Cricket Ground Kirtipur. Nepal won the series by defeating Malaysia by 85 runs in the last match.

Malaysia, who won the toss and bowled first, got a huge target of 223 runs from Nepal. In response, Malaysia lost all 10 wickets with one ball remaining and scored only 138 runs and were defeated by 85 runs. In that match, Nepalese all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee played a huge innings. Dipendra who scored 110 runs in just 57 balls is the highest number of runs from a single match and the only century in T20I cricket from any Nepalese cricketer.

The absence of Dipendra Singh Airee

But unfortunately Dipendra will not be available in the match against Malaysia. Before the match against Singapore on Monday, Dipendra, who was injured during practice after the toss, is going to miss the qualifying competition. In his place, another young all-rounder Bibek Yadav has been given a chance.

A must win match to enter Semifinals

After defeating Singapore by 8 wickets in the previous match, Nepal, who climbed to the top of the group, wants to secure its place in the semi-finals by defeating Malaysia one game ahead. On the other hand, in another match on Monday, after a 32 runs loss against Oman, Malaysia has no choice but to win against Nepal to stay in the competition.

Nepal vs Malaysia Predicted Playing XI

There is a high possibility that Nepal will continue with the same set as it played against Singapore today against Malaysia. If they win the toss, Nepal will bat first because they have a very good batting 1st record against Malaysia. Nepal's average against him is 204 runs.

Nepal Probable Playing XI: 

Aasif Seikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Rohit Kumar Paudel (Captain), Kushal Malla, Bibek Kumar Yadav, Sandeep Jora, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Abhinash Bohora

Malaysia Probable Playing XI: 

Syed AzizZubaidi Zulkifle, Muhammad Amir, Fayez Ahmed (Captain), Rizwan Haider, Pavandeep Singh,Virandeep Singh Vijay Unni, Sharvin Muniandy Khizar Hayat, Syazrul Idrus 

Nepal vs Malaysia T20I Cricket Live Details

The match between Nepal and Singapore, which will be played at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Tuesday, will start at 1:15 PM according to Nepali time. You can easily watch the live broadcast of the game here on television on Kantipur TV HD and from Nepal on YouTube through the official channel of Kantipur Cineplex HD.

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