Junior Tigers in search of proper combination

DHAKA, Bangladesh Under-19 showed an impressive performance by reaching the final of Under-19 tri-nation, involving also India and hosts England but their coach Naved Newaz said they are yet to find out the proper combination for the side.

Bangladesh lost to India in the final to be left satisfied with runners-up trophy but considering the condition, Naved said the result was pretty well.

Junior Tigers are expected to tour New Zealand after completing stint in the Asia Cup and according to the coach they are trying to make sure they are well prepared before the World Cup by trying out all their options in the upcoming months.

I think in England boys played pretty well. Most of the things we did right we prepared for that tour for a long time. Looking for that tour from January last year preparation of wicket and how we train. We did pretty well the boys responded to the training method.

The boys showed us good result but it was disappointed in the final to lose. I strongly believe we have a good side and could have beaten India in the final. The batting collapse in the middle order cost us around 25-30 run short and we lost the final, Newaz said here on Monday at academy premises.

We are more or less got a good blend. We are still trying to sort out some combination issue with the side in terms of batting bowling .whether we are playing seven batsman or six batsman with the all-rounder some of those area are still not satisfied .it could improve in the next couple of months and hopefully we will be ready by December, he said.

There are few issue and concern with the pace bowling. I expected them to do well with the change of condition which was suited for the fast bowler. Comparing with Bangladeshi wicket the pace bowler will enjoy the pace bounce and weather of England because they are conducive to fast bowling.

I think we could improve in death bowling, that's one area we are focusing on. We have made some mistake in most of the matches in the last 15 overs, he added pointing out the importance of pace bowling unit as the next edition of the tournament is scheduled in South Africa, known to be paradise for young fast bowlers.

The 2020 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in South Africa from 17 January to 9 February 2020. It will be the thirteenth edition of the Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and the second to be held in South Africa.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)