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Bangladesh pace man Shoriful Islam said that he was excited to play in South Africa as the southpaw has some blissful memories in the land when they clinched the ICC U-19 World Cup title over there.

It was the year 2020, February 9, when the young Tigers bagged the first-ever global crown for Bangladesh earning a three-wicket win over India U-19 at Potchefstroom that now thrilling the Tigers youngster to run into a clash against the Proteas starting on March 18 with the opener of the three-match one-day internationals.

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‘I was very excited to play a series in South Africa because I have very good memories of winning the ICC under-19 Cricket World Cup in this country.’

The Russell Domingo charges reached South Africa on March 12 to encounter in the series.

Following their arrival, the visiting side has run a two days training where the pace battery have sweated out on writs position under the direction of their newly appointed pace bowling coach Allan Donal, acknowledged the 20-year-old.

‘We worked on my wrist position in practice and I hope that I can learn as much as possible from him.’

The tourists have played in 19 games at the home of South Africa in all their formats alongside 9 Tests, 6 ODIs, and 4 T20Is where they couldn’t end with a lone victory to date.

However, the left-arm pace man believes that this time they are keen to conquer their past incurs having a few fresh winning momenta against Afghanistan in the recently concluded series along with their experienced members.

‘I am very confident in our abilities as a team. We have several experienced players and we are doing well in all three departments-batting, bowling, and fielding. We can take home some good results if we can perform as a team.’

The Tigers are scheduled to play three match ODIs on March 18, 20 23 while the two Tests will be held from March 31 to April 4 and April 8 to 12.

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