Malaysia are favorites to win
Malaysia will take on PNG in the 2nd game of the Tri-Series. The match will be played at the Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur and will start at 8:00 AM IST.
The pitch will be good for batting. In the first game, Malaysia was able to score over 180. Once again, a high-scoring game can be on the cards.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Malaysia vs Papua New Guinea, Malaysia T20I Tri-Series 2023
Malaysia had a great start to the T20I series as they defeated Hong Kong by 102 runs. Batting first, Malaysia posted a huge score of 181-8 before bowling out Hong Kong for 79 runs. The team has played just one game against PNG and emerged victorious.
Syed Aziz, Virandeep Singh are two of the best batters in the Malaysia team. The batters did well in the previous game, scoring 65 and 47 respectively. Captain Aahmad Faiz was out for a golden duck but will be keen to bounce back well in the next game.
The bowling will rest on the shoulders of Syazrul Idrus, Virandeep Singh and Vijay Unni. The bowlers have been in great form for the team in recent few months and did well in the last game, taking one, four and two wickets respectively.
Malaysia have not won a series since 2019-20. They have won a few games but failed to win a series which shows that the team has not been consistent enough.
Syed Aziz Mubarak, Zubaidi Zulkifle, Ahmad Faiz (c), Muhammad Amir Azim, Virandeep Singh, Ainool Hafizs (wk), Conor Smith, Khizar Hayat, Rizwan Haider, Syazrul Idrus, Vijay Unni
PNG will be looking to continue the winning run in the T20I series. The team comes into the series after a win in the T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifiers. The team has some very good players in the team but will have to punch above weight to get past Malaysia.
PNG’s batting will rest on the shoulders of Tony Ura, Assad Vala and Charles Amini, the three most prolific players in the PNG team. The players have scored 1384, 1020 and 824 runs for the team.
The bowling will depend on Norman Vanua Charles, Amini and Assad Vala. The bowlers have been consistent performers for the PNG team and have taken 57, 35 and 27 wickets respectively.
PNG last featured in the T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifiers and managed to win the tournament.
Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Tony Ura, Sese Bau, Norman Vanua, Riley Hekure, Chad Soper, Simon Atai (wk), Kabua Morea, Nosaina Pokana
Malaysia registered a big win over Hong Kong in the first game. PNG, on the other hand, also have winning form behind them, having won the T20 World Cup East Asia Pacific Qualifiers. When we compare both teams, Malaysia have a slightly better balance. Also, they are playing at home. We suggest backing Malaysia as the winner of the game.
Malaysia to beat Papua New Guinea
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