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Jnr Tigers face Sri Lanka in series opener today

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  • 15 October, 2021 12:00 AM
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Jnr Tigers face Sri Lanka in series opener today

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Bangladesh U-19 team will take on Sri Lankan counterparts in the first of five-match youth one day international series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium in Dambulla today.

The junior Tigers, who earlier arrived in Sri Lanka on October 7, completed a four-day room quarantine upon their arrival before they started practice from October 11.

The remaining four matches are scheduled to be held on October 18, 20, 23 and 25 respectively.

The U-19 boys had a mixed outing during their home series against Afghanistan counterparts last month as they defeated the Afghan lads by 3-2 in a five-match youth one-day series before losing the solitary four-day game against the same opposition in Sylhet.

Bangladesh made a couple of changes in their Sri Lanka tour from their past squad against Afghanistan as they included left-arm spinner Ahosun Habib Leon in their 16-member squad.

Khalid Hasan, Ashraful Islam Siam and Shamsul Islam, who were part of Bangladesh’s home series against Afghanistan, couldn’t make a cut in the main squad although the former two managed to make a place in the stand-by list.

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka on Thursday announced a 20-member squad for their home series against Bangladesh and they named Dunith Wellalage as their skipper while Raveen De Silva was selected as his deputy.

Bangladesh U-19 team is expected to return home on October 26 after the completion of the series.