A 15-member West Indies U-19 cricket team arrived in Dhaka yesterday. They will face the Bangladesh U-19 in seven Youth ODIs during their 20-day tour.
The last time the two sides met was in October in the Caribbean Islands in a seven-game youth ODI series and which Bangladesh won 4-3.
Bangladesh U-19 skipper Mehidy Hassan Miraz informed the media that the team is ready to carry on from where they left off four months ago.
“We had a very good tour, winning the series. I believe the good memories will give our confidence a boost and we’re look forward to the home series that starts in few days,” Miraz told the media yesterday.
The six-day training camp that the 15-member Bangladesh squad have undergone will help the home side, thought Miraz.
“I think this was the first time that we had a camp as a squad. This allowed is to concentrate on areas that needed to be improved and also gel as a team. I hope this will have a positive effect in the series,” said the 16-year old right-arm all-rounder.
The seven-match series will begin with the first ODI at Chittagong’s Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium on December 6. The second game will take place at the same venue on December 8. The third ODI will be held either in Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium in Cox’s Bazar or ZACS on December 11.
The fourth and the fifth ODI will be played on December 14 and 17 at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium and the sixth and the seventh games of the series will be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on December 19 and 20.