Semi-Final 2: Hong Kong v Malaysia | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

The second semi-final of the 2022 ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Women’s T20 Championship will be played on June 24 between Hong Kong and Malaysia at the Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Semi-Final 2: Hong Kong v Malaysia Women | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

Head-to-Head

Hong Kong and Malaysia have played two T20Is against each other and Hong Kong have won both of them.

Squads

Hong Kong: Kary Chan (c), Yasmin Daswani (vc, wk), Maryam Bibi, Betty Chan, Hiu Ying Cheung (wk), Mariko Hill, Elysa Hubbard, Emma Lai, Natasha Miles, Bella Poon, Iqra Sahar, Shanzeen Shahzad (wk) , Alison Siu, Ruchitha Venkatesh

Malaysia: Winifred Duraisingam (c), Mas Elysa (vc), Nik Nur Atiela, Sasha Azmi, Aisya Eleesa, Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Elsa Hunter, Jamahidaya Intan, Wan Julia, Dhanusri Mahunan, Aina Najwa, Arianna Natsya, Nur Dania Syuhaak, Yusrina Yaakop

Players to watch

Natasha Miles:

The right-handed top order batter of Hong Kong top scored in her last appearance against Kuwait. She registered 28 runs off 36 balls, including two boundaries. She came in to bat in the second over and was there till the 17th over of the match.

Maryam Bibi:

The right arm medium pace bowler from Hong Kong was the most successful bowler against Kuwait in her last match. She scalped 8/4 in four overs, including two maiden overs. She bowled well in the middle phase of the innings and also at the death.

Winifred Duraisingam:

The captain of Malaysia led the charge with 73 runs off 68 balls in her last outing against Oman. She hammered 10 boundaries in her innings. The right-handed opening batter batted all the way through to the 20th over of the match.

Mas Elysa:

The right-handed top order batter of Malaysia mustered 33 runs off 29 balls in her last match against Oman. In the process, she stitched an 87-run partnership with Winifred Duraisingam for the second wicket. With the ball, the leg spinner bowled a couple of overs and conceded just the four runs.

Pitch

The last match that was played here yesterday was a lopsided contest. 275 runs were scored during the match and only eight wickets fell in process. The team batting first won the match after posting 214 runs in 20 overs. While the wicket looks good for batting, the bowlers can exploit the cloudy conditions to their benefit.

Weather

The weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with a thunderstorm in spots in the morning followed by occasional rain and a thunderstorm in the afternoon. The average temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is 70 percent chance of rain and 92 percent cloud cover. The wind will blow from the south-southwest.

Fantasy Playing XI

Wan Julia, Yasmin Daswani, Mas Elysa, Sasha Azmi, Natasha Miles, Mariko Hill, Winifred Duraisingam, Katy Chan, Maryam Bibi, Iqra Sahar, Aisya Eleesa Firdauz

Match details

At your place: June 24, 2022

Time: 11.45AM IST

Venue: Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Live streaming: Female Cricket YouTube channel

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