Qadri selected for Young Lions tour

Derbyshire spinner Hamidullah Qadri has been selected in a 15-man Young Lions squad for an all-format tour of Bangladesh, starting on 27 January.

The 18-year-old has been a regular in England development squads in recent seasons having impressed for Derbyshire ever since his record-breaking debut away to Glamorgan in 2017 when he claimed match figures of 6-76 to spin his side to victory.

In total he has claimed 19 wickets in 11 matches for Derbyshire and now re-joins the Young Lions squad for what will be a competitive series in Bangladesh.

Jon Lewis’ Young Lions squad will compete in all formats across the tour in the sub-continent, with one T20, three ODIs and two Test matches.

Somerset’s Tom Lammonby has been selected to captain the Test matches, while Surrey’s Jamie Smith will be in charge for the T20 and ODIs.

Young Lions Head Coach Jon Lewis said: “As is always the case for any trip to the subcontinent we’re expecting an extremely tough trip.

“Bangladesh are a force to reckoned with in their own conditions, as we’ve seen from when our senior side have travelled there. The subcontinent is always tricky, and we expect it to be incredibly hard.

“However I’m very pleased with this group. We worked very hard before Christmas during our training camp in India and I’m really looking forward to seeing how the players adapt to the conditions and to what they can learn from this trip as they continue their journey.”

Young Lions Squad

Kasey Aldridge (Somerset), George Balderson (Lancashire), Ben Charlesworth (Gloucestershire), Jordan Cox (Kent), Adam Finch (Worcestershire), Lewis Goldsworthy (Somerset), George Hill (Yorkshire), Luke Hollman (Middlesex), Tom Lammonby (Somerset)*, Dominic Leech (Yorkshire), Jack Morley (Lancashire), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire), Hamidullah Qadri (Derbyshire), Will Smeed (Somerset), Jamie Smith (Surrey)*

Schedule

January 27: 1st U19 IT20 v Bangladesh U19, Cox’s Bazar
January 29: 1st U19 ODI v Bangladesh U19, Cox’s Bazar
January 31: 2nd U19 ODI v Bangladesh U19, Cox’s Bazar
February 2: 3rd U19 ODI v Bangladesh U19, Cox’s Bazar
February 7-10: 1st U19 Test v Bangladesh U19, Chittagong
February 15-18: 2nd U19 Test v Bangladesh U19, Chittagong

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