Singapore has qualified for the ICC Men’s First T20 World Cup Qualifier and wants to be inspired by its recent form that has taken them there.
Facing competition against teams such as Nepal and Qatar, few have considered Singapore as favorites in the qualifiers for the T20 World Cup men’s five-team Asian final, but they have won each of their three games to take the only place secured at the 14-member event in the United Arab Emirates.
The site is a good balance between youth and experience. However, it is up to more experienced members such as Skipper Amjad Mahboob and Selladore Vijayakumar to lead the younger members of the team, some of whom are still in their teens.
How do they get in?
Singapore won all five games in qualifying for the Asia region of the ICC T20 World Cup. Also in the Asian regional final, the team was defeated undefeated and prevailed against Qatar, Nepal, and Malaysia.
T20 World Cup History
Singapore has never participated in the T20 World Championship of ICC Men.
Surendran Chandramohan – In six Twnety20 internationals, the 30-year-old has completed 229 runs with an average of 45.80. In three games in the Asian final, he scored 108 runs, including half a century. He carried this form into the Tri-Series at home, scoring 124 runs at 41.33, while he hit 137.77. Can he bring this form and also stamp the global qualifiers?
One to watch
Tim David – Although Tim David is only 23 years old, he is probably the most famous player in Singapore, having played in a handful of games for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League. He has a superlative T20I record with 281 runs from six innings at 56.20. It was his brilliant 43-ball 77 in the all-or-nothing fight against Nepal in the Asian final that sparked his team’s 82-race win. He also made a flowing 41 in the team’s historic victory over Zimbabwe in the Tri-Series at home.
18 October: v Scotland, ICC Academy, Dubai
20 October: v Bermuda, ICC Academy, Dubai
22 October: v Netherlands, ICC Academy, Dubai
23 October: v Kenya, ICC Academy, Dubai
25 October: v Papua New Guinea, Dubai International Cricket Stadium
26 October: v Namibia, Dubai International Cricket Stadium