Kuwait Women and Malaysia Women lock horns against each other in an ICC Women’s Qualifier Asia 2019 tie. China, Hong Kong, Nepal, Thailand and UAE are among other nations in the Asian leg of the tournament. The top spot in the competition would ensure qualification for both Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019 and the Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2020.
Confident Malaysia coach on the qualifiers
“The first two matches will be very important but UAE and Thailand are the toughest teams. We will try our best to do well. What I have found before is that power-hitting needs improvement. We have worked on hitting to the boundaries especially when playing against the boys’ Under-19 and Under-16 teams. Confidence is high in the team and I am hoping to get team score 100 to 120 runs for us to be competitive. Now, they are averaging 80 to 100 runs but if we can get a big score, we can win matches.”
Malaysia captain, Winifred Anne Duraisingam
Playing in this tournament is great experience for us, we are all working really hard to make our country proud and qualify for the next stage.
Kuwait captain, Maryam Omar
Women cricketers in Kuwait have a lot of potential and talent, tournaments like this will definitely support us and spark our ambition to get better.
Where – Bangkok
When – 18 February at 8:00 AM IST
There is no update on any injuries in the two squads ahead of the fixture.
ML-W Playing 11: Yusrina Yaakop, Winifred Duraisingam, Wan Julia Wan Rosli, Nur Nadhirah Nasaruddin, Arianna Natasya Been Rakquidean, Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli, Emylia Eliani Rahim
Malaysia Women squad: Arianna Natasya Been Rakquidean, Sasha Azmi, Zumika Azmi, Christina Nina Baret, Elsa Hunter, Nur Nadhirah Nasaruddin, Wan Julia Wan Rosli, Wan Nur Zulaikha Sofea Zulkifli, Emylia Eliani Rahim, Winifred Duraisingam, Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Intan Jamahidayu Jaafar, Yusrina Yaakop and Mas Elysa Yasmin Zulkifli.
KU-W Playing 11: Marya Omar, Iqra Ishaq, Priyada Murali, Sabreen Zaki
Kuwait Women squad: Marya Omar (c), Amma Sharif Tariq, Priyada Murali, Maryyam Ashraf, Kadija Khalil, Sabreen Zaki, Siobhan Lee Gomez, Mofida Kocchargi, Madeeha Zuberi, Mahnoor Mahmood, Maria Jasvi, Iqra Ishaq and Zeesfa Jilani.
We’d advise you to go with more Malaysia players in your fantasy team since there is uncertainty over the make up of Kuwait’s playing 11.
Make ML-W vs KU-W Dream11 team as per your discretion from the squad listed in the article.