We are into the back end of the Women’s Asia Cup and things are taking up shape beautifully. The top of the table is reigned by India Women and Pakistan Women but the fourth spot is still pretty much up for grabs. The next few matches are going to be of mighty importance up next and all teams will come in all guns blazing.
Thailand Women are all set to take on Malaysia Women in what is an important contest for the former. They are still well in the hunt to qualify for the next round and a win here will do wonders for their campaign. Malaysia, on the other hand, has struggled so far and will want to prove a point. The match between the two sides is to be played on 9th October 2022 at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium, Sylhet.
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Thailand Women may have been pretty new to the international cricket circuit, but they have been spot-on with their play. Against the lesser-known teams, they have even managed to rack up some big wins. They are still well in business to qualify for the semis and a win here will only strengthen their quest. A loss, however, would be a big blow to their campaign.
As it currently stands on the points table, the Thailand Women are placed at the fourth spot with two wins from four matches. They have four points to their name and another win here will take that tally to six, ahead of the Bangladesh Women. Their net run rate, however, isn’t as good, which is -1.079, and will want to boost that as well in this match.
The good thing for them is that they are coming into this match on the back of a couple of back-to-back wins and will be brimming with confidence. They defeated UAE Women in the previous match and this match will be an opportunity to rack up another one. On paper, they have an exceedingly good side and can even take on the best in the business. This is arguably an easy match for them and if they can play to their potential and don’t get complacent, beating them is going to be a challenging task.
Thailand Women Playing 11
Nannapat Khoncharoenkai, Natthakan Chantham, Phannita Maya, Sornnarin Tippoch, Naruemol Chaiwai, Banthida Leephatthana, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Chanida Sutthiruang, Nattaya Boochatham, Rosenan Kanoh, Thipatcha Putthawong.
Malaysia Women are pretty new to the circuit and a win here can go a long way for them, as far as establishing their reputation is concerned. They haven’t been able to leave a mark in the tournament yet but given that they are playing this match against another relatively newer side, they would want to make it count. Practically, they are already out of contention for the semis but they would still want to give their everything here in this match.
As it currently stands on the points table, Malaysia Women are placed at the bottom and even a win here will not push them any higher. They have already played five matches, a match more than most sides, and are yet to get off the mark. They also have a pretty poor net run rate of -3.124, which speaks volumes about how poor they have been.
There’s not a lot of time left for Malaysia Women to leave a mark in the tournament and this might well be their best opportunity to do that. Having said that, this is a tough assignment and they will need to be at their very best. The fact that they are coming off a poor outing against India Women might have dented their confidence. If they can play to their potential here, getting past them could prove to be tough.
Malaysia Women Playing 11
Sasha Azmi, Aisya Eleesa, Nur Daniya Syuhada, Nur Natsya, Mas Elysa, Winifred Duraisingam, Mahirah Ismail, Elsa Hunter, Ainna Hamizah, Jamahidaya Intan , Wan julia.
Thailand Women are favourites to beat Malaysia Women.