Bahrain will play Saudi Arabia today in their opening Group A match of the eight-team ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup Asia Division 2 Qualifier at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman.
Hosts Oman and Bhutan are the other two teams in Group A, while Hong Kong, Qatar, Singapore and Thailand are slotted in Group B.
The Division 2 Qualifier is the stage before the Asia Qualifier in 2023. Kuwait, Malaysia, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have already qualified for that event. They will be joined by the two teams who reach the final of the Division 2 Qualifier on October 7.
The ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup will be held in 2024 with the host country yet to be decided.
Bahrain have named a 14-member squad for the Division 2 Qualifier.
The squad: Aryan Ashwin (captain), Aaryan Kaul, Abhinav Girish Vashisht, Aryan Pande, Muhammad Adil, Muhammad Ali, Nadith Tennakoon, Nihar Sachin Shirke, Rishabh Ramesh, Shashank Shekhar Shukla, Tejas Prabhurajan, Vishwaesh Gurumurthy, Wazir Ahmad.