Another disappointing campaign again. It was a mistake to have sent only a 10 member team. Not only because the team could be strengthened by having more members but some "free" ranking points could have been obtained to help in Olympic qualification for players. As I understand, according to WBF points calculation for team players even losing players get their average ranking points awarded, winners get their average points plus 10% of opponents ranking points. Therefore if Zakry/Fairuz were included, because they have done well in their initial 3 tournaments even if they lose they will the average points gained from these 3 tournaments i.e. almost 6000 points (equivalent to losing finalist in Grand Prix Gold) - why not include them and play them in the China group tie? Also CTF/LWW also has high ranking points and even if they lose they get close to getting Grand Prix Gold finalist points - useful in Olympic qualification year. If they win 1 match against a decent ranking opponent then they get close to Grand Prix Gold winners points. Also CTF/LWW pretty close in standard IMO to KKK/TBH and fielding them probably does not weaken Msian lineup. Msia could have use all 3 men's doubles pairs above to get cheap/free points for them without detracting from competitiveness. The idea that TWK/WKW the mixed doubles pair is included in team to get points is ludicrous - their current average point is 1460 and if even they beat the world No 1 pair, they get an extra 557 points - that's less than SS 1st round loser's points. This pair deserve exposure because of potential but full bloom of their talent is still some way off and they are not competitive against the top pairs at present. KKK/WPT can beat any MXD pair on a good day though their performance had been inconsistent. Having LWW/CTF meant KKK/WPT can be played in matches where WD is not realistically winnable e.g. against SK/China so WPT/CEE weakened by a more tired WPT would not make much difference. Anita RK inclusion is ok though for points reason Julia Wong is better value in a throwaway match e.g. against China. WMC needs to play in any competitive tie as the gulf in standard to next WS player is too great. Ditto LCW for MS. Malaysia should have sent LCW WCH - or not (sadly WCH cannot be relied upon to beat top 20 men on present form) WMC JWPX CEH/WPT KKK/TBH LWW/CTF MZ/MF TWK/WKW Possible Msia team LCW WMC KKK/TBH CEH/WPT TWK/WKW Even in hindsight, I would actually play this (losing) team against England as in WS, MD, WD matches Msia has at least even or better chance of winning on any given day. Can also play LCW WMC LWW/CTF CEH/WPT KKK/WPT Good for Thai/SK/Indon? LCW WMC KKK/TBH CEH/WPT MZ/WPT Good for Denmark? Against China in a group match, I would go cynically for individual players' ranking points grab. In a (dream) final with China I fancy team 2 above rather than make KKK and WPT play twice. I expect against Denmark tonight team 1 will be used if Msia wants to win. Can't imagine KKK and WPT made to play twice just to get a 5th position! Oh well.....not a good team composition effort for Msia IMO.