LAHORE– Pakistan Under-19 cricket team will tour Bangladesh next month to play a four day and five one day matches against the side that won the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in South Africa last year.
The tour has been arranged to provide further exposure to Pakistan cricket’s future stars . The tour will also help prepare the players for next year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies.
Prior to the 12 April departure, the team will play two 50-over practice matches besides a three-day match during a 10-day long camp that will run in National Stadium from 2-11 April.
The players and management will be tested for Covid-19 before entering the camp, and those returning negative tests will move into a bio-secure for the team that will be set-up in Lahore. The players and team management will be vaccinated for Covid-19 on 8 April.
The 20-member squad has been chosen by the national juniors’ selection committee in consultation with the Pakistan U19 head coach.
Pakistan U19 squad for Bangladesh tour will be comprising on Abbas Ali, Abdul Faseeh, Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Fahad Munir, Maaz Sadaqat, Mohammad Irfan Niazi, Mohammad Shehzad, Qasim Akram and Rizwan Mehmood as batsman while Haseebullah and Raza-ul-Mustafa have been inducted in the team as Wicketkeepers.
Aaliyan Mehmood, Ali Asfand, Arham Nawab and Faisal Akram , Ahmed Khan, Asim Ali, Muneeb Wasif, Tahir Hussain and Zeeshan Zameer have joined the team as bowlers.
Pakistan U19 head coach Ijaz Ahmed said “The tour provides a wonderful grooming opportunity for the players against one of the most formidable U19 sides at present which won the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup last year. We have a talented bunch of players and a number of them have proven their worth already at the domestic circuit in the recently concluded season.