Thailand basketball team to play with just 10 men

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The Gilas Pilipinas’ opponent in the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers this weekend — Thailand — will be battling with just 10 players.

Gilas will be taking on Thailand in a two-game series that starts on Friday, November 27. Their second match will be on November 30. Both games will tip off at 9 p.m. Philippine time.

Thailand will be represented by players from Hi-Tech Bangkok. These are Chanathip Jakrawan, Nakorn Jaisanuk, Nattakarn Muangboon, Wattana Suthisin, Chatpol Chuengyampin, Bandit Lakhan, Sukhdave Ghogar, and Montien Wongsawangtham. Also on the team are Thailand General Equipment’s Anucha Langsui and Anasawee Klaewnarong.

Names the Philippine team should be wary of at Jakrawan, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the Thailand Basketball Open, and Muangboon, who was adjusted the tournament’s best point guard.

Thailand is heading to the second window with a 0-1 (win-loss) card after they were beaten by South Korea, 86-93 in the first window. (JNP)