POST TIME: 9 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
Bangladesh-Sri Lanka first youth ODI today

Bangladesh-Sri Lanka first
youth ODI today

Bangladesh Under-19 cricket team will look horns with visiting Sri Lanka Under-19 cricket team in the first match of the five-match youth ODI series at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium (SANS) in Khulna today.

The match is slated to start at 9:00am.

Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka held their pre-match day practice session at the SANS, the series which was scheduled to begin in the aftermath of  the two-match four-day series that has ended in a draw.

The initial two matches of the series will be held in Khulna. The second match will be played on Monday.

By then, both the teams' players will travel to Chattogram from Khulna via Dhaka for the remaining three matches of the series which will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chattogram.

The first match of the Chattogram leg will begin on November 14 at the Sagorika area at the port city. The next two matches of the series will be decided on November 17 and 19 respectively.

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has arranged the bilateral series with Sri Lanka as a part of their preparation for the forthcoming Under-19 World Cup, which will take place in South Africa in 2020.

Regarding the one-day series and squad, BCB Games Development senior national manager AEM Kawser said the bulk of the one-day squad players have practiced at the national academy ground of the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur before leaving for Khulna while the longer version match was going on in Khulna.

“After coming from New Zealand, some players are on vacation. And those who were in one-day squad practiced at the academy ground before leaving  Dhaka for Khulna for one-day series,” said AEM Kawser.

“Some players, who were playing longer version matches, have joined with the rest of the squad in Khulna, where the first two matches will be played. The first match of the series will start tomorrow (Saturday),” Kawser told The Independent.