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Mosaddek, Haider in Bangladesh U-19s for England tri-series

Mohammad Isam

July 23, 2013

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Bangladesh Under-19 squad

  • Joyraj Sheik, Sadman Islam, Najmul Hossain, Munim Shahriar, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehedy Hasan (capt), Rahatul Ferdous, Mohammad Saifuddin, Jashimuddin (wk), Abu Sayeem (wk), Abu Haider Rony, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Rifat Pradhan, Jubair Hossain

Mosaddek Hossain and Abu Haider are two of the more experienced Under-19 faces in the Bangladesh U-19 squad that will play a triangular series against Pakistan and hosts England next month. The rest of the squad comprises players that have been drafted in after the U-19 World Cup in Australia last year.

Batting allrounder Mehedy Hasan will lead the team*. He takes over from Mosaddek, who led the side when it took on the Sri Lanka U-19s in April, when they drew the two Youth Tests and lost the one-day series 2-3.

Left-arm pace bowler Haider took nine wickets in an ACC Cup match against Qatar U-19s last year, but was wicketless in the two matches of the World Cup in Australia. He is the only player with first-class experience in the team, while wicketkeeper Jashimuddin played a single BPL match for Sylhet Royals this season.

"This is a well-trained squad of players, and we hope they perform well in England," Nazmul Abedin, the acting national manager of BCB's game development, said. "It will be an interesting time for them and I hope they do well. Of them, Mehedy Hasan is a promising batting allrounder and Mosaddek Hossain has been doing well too. Legspinner Jubair Ahmed did well against the Sri Lanka U-19s recently."

The junior-team selectors have included two left-arm quicks in Mustafizur Rahman and Mehedi Hasan, while Rifat Pradhan is the other seamer alongside Haider.

Richard McInnes, the National Cricket Academy's head coach, will coach the team in England, with Zafrul Ehsan as his assistant.

The tri-nation tournament begins on August 5, with Bangladesh taking on Pakistan in Loughborough.

*12.32GMT This news has been updated with the announcement of the team's captain

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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