All set for re­venge

New Straits Times - - Sport -

the Asian Cham­pi­onship crown in Bangkok last year for the first time since 1985.

For­mer cap­tain Nu­rul Adha Abu Bakar did not make the fi­nal list while Puah Pei San, S. Shan­dralelka and L. Kar­ishma will make their de­buts.

With the ab­sence of Nu­rul Adha, the team will now be led by Nur Syafa­zliyana Ali who be­lieves that Malaysia are ready for the chal­lenge.

But it will not be so easy as Sin­ga­pore have been train­ing and com­pet­ing abroad to pre­pare for the Sea Games.

Malaysia, coached by Tracey Robin­son, were in Mel­bourne and Gold Coast re­cently for play­ing tours where they won four of five friendly matches. Their only de­feat was to the Aus­tralian men’s team.

They also won the KL In­vi­ta­tional pre-Sea Games event in July by thrash­ing Thai­land 75-33 to emerge the cham­pi­ons.

Tracey said her girls need to adapt with a va­ri­ety of game styles as it will be key to suc­cess in the Sea Games.

Other con­firmed teams in the seven-day net­ball com­pe­ti­tion are Brunei, Thai­land and the Philip­pines.

The com­pe­ti­tion ends on Aug 20.

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