2024 Test Series – Singapore v Malaysia

2024 Test Series – Singapore v Malaysia2024-02-15T00:49:28+10:00
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      From Netball Singapore…

      SINGAPORE TO FACE MALAYSIA IN THREE-MATCH TEST SERIES IN FEBRUARY 2024

      The Singapore National Netball team will be back in action this February as they take on cross-border rival Malaysia in a three-match test series scheduled for 15, 17 and 18 February 2024. All three matches are open to the public and free to attend, with the 15th February match to take place at OCBC Arena Hall 3, while the other two games on 17th and 18th February will take place at Our Tampines Hub.

      This showdown marks the first time since September 2022 that Singapore and Malaysia have come up against one another. The last encounter between the two nations saw Singapore triumph over Malaysia by 13 goals (54-41) during the semi-finals of the 2022 Asian Netball Championships in Singapore.

      The Singapore Opens team competing in the Singapore-Malaysia test series remains largely unchanged from the team that featured in the 2023 Mirxes Nations Cup, except for the additions of defender K. Mishalenee and shooter Goh Wei Ping, following the retirements of stalwarts Charmaine Soh and Kimberly Lim.

      Singapore Team
      Toh Kai Wei (Co-Captain)
      Khor Ting Fang (Co-Captain)
      Aqilah Andin (Vice Captain)
      Goh Wei Ping
      Lee Pei Shan
      Amandeep Kaur
      Angelina Lim
      Tan Yi Jie
      Rachel Ling
      K. Mishalenee
      Jamie Lim
      Reena Divya

      Reserves
      Rebecca Leong
      Priscilla Wong
      Sherlyn Yip

      Vice-captain Aqilah Andin, currently on 98 caps, is on the brink of making history during the test series as she aims to make her 100th appearance for Singapore. Andin, who earned her first cap at 16, expressed her excitement, stating, “It’s been a dream of mine to earn 100 caps, and I’m excited to have the chance to achieve this feat during this Singapore-Malaysia test series. I can’t wait to share this milestone with my teammates in front of my family, friends, and incredible fans.”

      National coach Annette Bishop expressed the team’s anticipation for the challenge ahead, saying, “The upcoming test series against Malaysia provides an excellent opportunity for our team to measure up against a formidable rival and build momentum for the upcoming competitions.”

      The Singapore-Malaysia test series is a prelude to a packed schedule for the Singapore National Netball Team in 2024, which includes the 2024 Asian Netball Championships, the Mirxes Nations Cup, and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games. For more information on the Singapore-Malaysia Test Series, follow Netball Singapore

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        SINGAPORE TRIUMPHS OVER MALAYSIA IN FIRST MATCH OF TEST SERIES
        (Singapore, 15 February 2024)

        The Singapore National Netball team emerged victorious in the first match of the three-match test series against Malaysia, securing a 65-41 win earlier today. The match, characterized by its physicality and intense rivalry, embodied the spirit of a cross-border derby.

        In the first quarter, Malaysia made a strong start, swiftly establishing a 3-0 lead. However, Singapore rallied to narrow the gap, but a series of errors allowed Malaysia to finish the quarter with a lead of 15-13.

        The second quarter saw Singapore’s defence spring into action, allowing them to take the lead at 17-16 and eventually head into halftime with a five-goal advantage (30-25).

        The final half of the match showcased a more controlled performance from Singapore, with clinical attacking play and multiple defensive intercepts. This resulted in Singapore scoring 35 goals while limiting Malaysia to just 16.

        The next match of the series is scheduled for this Saturday at 10.30am at Our Tampines Hub. The match is open to the public and free to attend.

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