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Young Tigers face off Nepal, Pakistan in Super Six

Published : 28 Jan 2024 09:26 PM

Bangladesh Under-19 team, who stormed into the Super Six in the ongoing ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup, will begin their knockout phase as favourites with taking on comparatively weaker sides Nepal on January 31.

Bangladesh set to play their Super Six matches against Nepal and Pakistan on January 31 and February 2.

However, Young Tigers, the winners of the title of the 13th edition of the tournament in 2020 at South Africa soil saw huge setback in their opener in a bid to regain the title in South Africa. After suffering defeat to India in the first match, Bangladesh did not look back to make a strong comeback to seal their place in Super Six stage.    

Bangladesh booked their place in the knockout phase as deserving sides when they won their last two matches in a row.    

Tigers just threw away the bitter experiences of the first match of going down to their Indian counterparts by 84 runs when they defeated Ireland and USA in their second and last group match respectively on their way to move forward.

But after the demoralised beginner, Tigers had a comfortable six wickets win over Ireland in the second match and just outclassed USA Under-19 team by 121 runs to storm into the knockout phase. 

Though Nepal is being considered as a low profile sides than Bangladesh and it is predicted that the Young Tigers are favourites to win the match but the Nepalese boys show some of their nerves with a thrilling win against Afghanistan, stronger sides than Nepal.

But Bangladesh will face off a big hurdle in the second match of the Super Six stage when they are featured to play against Pakistan.

So, in all respect it can be expected that Young Tigers will be able to overwhelm all the challenges to regain the title at the South African soil, as they have been looking forward.