White relishes his selection for Bangladesh tour

Sports Correspondent

15th February, 2021 09:34:18 printer

White relishes his selection for Bangladesh tour

Ireland Wolves leg-spinner Ben White is looking forward to his first tour with the team and sees his selection as vindication for his hard work over recent years.

The tour is scheduled from February 17 to March 19 and will see the Wolves play a multi-format eight-match series against Bangladesh Emerging Team.

“I was over the moon to get the call from the Chair of Selectors, and am very grateful to be given the opportunity to represent my country again after being fortunate enough to play Under-19s a few years ago,’’ said White on Monday.

Bangladesh won’t be foreign climes for White, as he has already had some experience playing cricket in that part of the world earlier.

“I’ve been to Bangladesh before - in 2016 for the U19 World Cup, and have also been fortunate enough to go to Sri Lanka (2014) and Malaysia (2015). I’m expecting it to be very hot and humid, and hopefully, it should be very spin-friendly.”

The series will start with the lone four-day match at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram on February 26 while the first three one-day matches will be held on March 5, 7 and 9 respectively at the same venue.

Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Dhaka will host the remaining two one-day matches on March 12 and 14 respectively while the T20s will take place at the same venue on March 17 and 18 respectively.