NEPAL U19 Vs MALAYSIA U19, SEP 15 Group ‘A’ top ranked team Nepal U19 will face the challenge of Group ‘B’ second place holder Malaysia U19 in the first Semi-Final of ACC U19 Eastern Region 2017 which is scheduled to play tomorrow (Sep-16) on 7:15 AM (NST). These two teams have some friendly rivalry as they used to face each other in almost every competition.
These two teams have faced each other 12 times till today at the U19 level where Nepal U19 have won 11 times and Malaysia U19 had won a just single encounter. Nepal U19 have lost against Malaysia only once in 2013 where Nepal U19 lost the match by 6 wickets in the 3rd place playoff.We will find these two teams playing against each other in beautiful venue Kinrara Oval tomorrow which is located in Kaula Lumpur.
Nepal U19 had played in this venue once in this tournament against Bhutan in the second match of Group ‘A’ where host Malaysia U19 had played twice at this venue in this venue in this tournament Vs Myanmar and HongKong. From this information, we can know that both teams are familiar with this pitch as they just played here a few days back. Nepal U19 is in supreme form as they crushed all their opponent in this tournament.
Once again Sandeep Lamichhane is the player against whom Malaysia U19 should be afraid to. Sandeep Lamichhane is the highest wicket taker in the tournament with 12 wickets and Dipendra Airee has 7 wickets and Pawan Sarraf has 6 wickets both are ranked in 6th and 7th place of the wickets taker list of the tournament. And Pawan is the most economical bowler.
Anil Kumar Shah is the 2nd highest run scorer in the tournament 9 runs short of Siddhanta from Singapore. Malaysia U19 had also crushed their two of the opponent in a very convincing way. They won against Myanmar and China in one sided context but lost the plot against strong opponent HongKong U19 so they must be more than on their best to pass the challenge of Nepal U19.
On the other hand, Nepal U19 had not played any close match in this competition so they should also be alert against Malaysia U19. Malaysia U19 is the strong opposition that they are facing in this tournament. The winner of this match will play a final of ACC U19 Eastern Region 2017 against the winner of second SemI-Final between HongKong U9 and Singapore U19 on September 17 in same Venue Kinrara Oval.