After Bangladesh’s decent performances during the World Cup hosted by England, the Bangladesh Under-19s tour England and are hopeful for an improvised show. They are the 3rd team in the Under-19 Tri-Nation tournament which involves the hosts England and India. The Bangladesh Youth team will be led by keeper-batsman Akbar Ali while the all-rounder Shamim Hossain will be their star player.
They will face England Under-19s in their opening game at the New Road in Worcester on Monday. The home team suffered a defeat in the tournament opener against India Under-19s on Sunday. Lewis Goldsworthy rescued the hosts with a fifty but they ended up with only 204. Yashasvi Jaiswal anchored the chase with 78 from 115 balls as India reached the target with five wickets and 64 balls to spare.
The 2nd game of the Tri-Nation Under-19s Tournament between England Under-19s and Bangladesh Under-19s will be played at the New Road in Worcester.
The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (10:00 AM GMT) (3:30 PM IST).
The New Road in Worcester is good for batting as dry conditions are found here. In the opening game of the tournament on Sunday, England struggled during the middle overs and was restricted only to 204. India chased down the target with ease showing how good the pitch is.
Average first innings score: 249 (Youth ODI matches since 2014)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 0
Probable Playing XIs:
Dan Mousley, Tom Clark, Jack Haynes, Lewis Goldsworthy, George Hill, George Balderson (C), Finlay Bean (WK), Kasey Aldridge, Blake Cullen, James Taylor, Hamidullah Qadri.
Bench – Joey Evison, Ben Charlesworth, Nick Kimber, Jordan Cox, Dominic Leech, Jack Morley.
Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towhid Hridoy, Shahadat Hossain, Akbar Ali (C & WK), Shamim Hossain, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Tanzid Hasan, Shahin Alam, Avishek Das, Shoriful Islam.
Bench: Rakibul Hasan, Parvez Hossain Emon, Rishad Hossain, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Shahin Alom.
Ben Charlesworth split his webbing during a training session last week.
Jordan Cox is playing for Kent in the ongoing T20 Blast.
Shamim Hossain in Youth ODI cricket:
With bat – 299 runs from 10 innings at an average of 49.83 with three fifties.
With ball – Five wickets from 11 matches at an economy rate of 4.1
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options (in order) – Lewis Goldsworthy, Akbar Ali, Shamim Hossain, Jack Haynes.
Vice-Captain Options (in order) – Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Dan Mousley, Tanzid Hasan, George Balderson.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Akbar Ali (VC)
Batters – Tom Clark, Jack Haynes, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Towhid Hridoy
All-Rounders – Lewis Goldsworthy (C), Shamim Hossain, George Balderson
Bowlers – Kasey Aldridge, Tanzid Hasan, Jack Taylor
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Akbar Ali
Batters – Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Jack Haynes (VC), Mahmudul Hasan Joy
All-Rounders – Shamim Hossain (C), Lewis Goldsworthy, George Hill, Dan Mousley
Bowlers – Hamidullah Qadri, Jack Taylor, Shoriful Islam
England is unlikely to make changes to the team that went down against India. Ben Charlesworth was the only worthy player who missed out from the first match that too due to an injury.
England Under-19s are expected to bounce back with their first win of the tournament.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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