U-19 World Cup: Bangladesh to play India Saturday

  |  Saturday, January 29th, 2022 |  2:12 pm

Defending champions Bangladesh will play four times champion and last times runners-up India in the super league quarterfinal of the ICC Under-19 World Cup Cricket at North Sound in West Indies on Saturday.

The match will kick-off at 7 pm (Bangladesh time).

The Young Tigers, led by Akbar Ali, clinched their first ever Under-19 World Cup crown beating India by three wickets in the final in South Africa in 2020.

But, the performances of Rakibul Hasan- led Bangladesh team was not up to the mark this time as they were miserably eliminated from the Youth Asia Cup Cricket losing to India by 103 runs in the semifinal in Sharjah, just ahead of the ongoing U-19 World Cup.

Moreover, they made a frustrating start in the ongoing U-19 World Cup losing to England by seven wickets in the opening match.

However, Bangladesh reached the quarterfinal as the group runners-up beating Canada by eight wickets and the UAE by nine wickets.

The encouraging side of Bangladesh team is that they emerged unbeaten champion in the three- team youth cricket of India held in Kolkata few months back. Moreover Bangladesh team got enough time for preparations ahead of Saturday’s quarterfinal.

In the Under-19 Cricket, Bangladesh and India played each other on 24 occasions where India in upper hand by winning 19 matches against Bangladesh’s four .

The rest match ended in no result.