Pakistan U19 squad leaves for Bangladesh to play cricket series

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Pakistan U19 departed for Bangladesh from Lahore in the wee hours of Wednesday, where the side is scheduled to feature in a series of one four-day, five 50-over matches and one T20 match from 30 April to 17 May.

Before heading to Bangladesh, Saad Baig-led Pakistan U19 underwent a training camp from 8 to 18 April at the National Cricket Academy in Lahore.

The 17-member squad and three reserve players featured in various training sessions which included two practice games and one target match – held at the LCCA Ground.

Last week, Pakistan U19 captain Saad Baig, while talking to PCB Digital said: “The preparations for the forthcoming Bangladesh tour have gone well in the camp and we are looking to secure a good result in the series.

“I will not be relying on one individual player, I am sure whosoever will get an opportunity will give his 100 per cent and will prove his talent and show why he deserves to play for Pakistan team.

“Our last series against Bangladesh at home did not pan out the way we wanted it to, we have worked to rectify our mistakes in the camp and have talked to the coaches about it. We will try to implement what we have learnt from here in the camp.”

Pakistan U19: Saad Baig (captain) (Karachi), Ali Asfand (vice-captain) (Faisalabad), Ahmed Hussain (Peshawar), Aimal Khan (Peshawar), Amir Hussain (Rawalpindi), Arafat Minhas (Multan), Azan Awais (Sialkot), Hamza Nawaz (Lahore), Mohammad Ibtisam (Sargodha), Mohammad Ismail (Sahiwal), Mohammad Tahir (Fata), Mohammad Tayyab Arif (Sialkot), Obaid Shahid (Lahore), Sajjad Ali (Lahore), Shahzaib Khan (Mansehra), Shamyl Hussain (Islamabad) and Wahaj Riaz (Karachi). Abidullah (Islamabad), Ikramullah Tareen (Quetta) and Muhammad Zulkifal (Charsadda) (all reserves)