Anurag Dasgupta ∙ Mar 6 2023, 5:51 AM

BAN vs ENG, 3rd ODI: Rehan Ahmed Becomes Youngest Male ODI debutant for England

image-leweg3uiRehan Ahmed [Source: AP]

On Monday, England's teenage sensation, Rehan Ahmed became the youngest male cricket to make an ODI debut for his nation.

The 18-year-old recently made his Test debut for England in the Pakistan tour and was highly impressive with his skillsets, and managed to bag his maiden Test fifer in the debut Test. England leg-spinner, Adil Rashid presented Rehan Ahmed with his debut cap.

Having played just 7 List-A matches, Rehan Ahmed was fast-tracked by the England team management at a very young age.

Talking about the third ODI, Bangladesh have won the toss and have elected to bat first. They have already lost the series, and will be looking to salvage their pride.

For England, Will Jacks has been ruled out of the series due to an injury he sustained on the left-thigh.

Here's what the captains said

Tamim Iqbal"We will bat first. The pitch is a bit dry and we would like to put up a good score and try to defend it and hope it will spin in the second innings. I think all are capable of scoring big and I think we just need to play as a team. We have one change today, Taskin makes way for Ebadot Hossain."

Jos Buttler: "We're desperate to play a good game of cricket. Rehan Ahmed's going to make his debut, so that's exciting. We want to push on again. Three changes: Archer, Woakes and Rehan come into the side, with Wood, Jacks and Mahmood dropping out. Still no Reece Topley. Sam Curran is carded up at No. 5. He (Rehan)'s a young guy, really exciting, dynamic player. He can bat, bowls some good legspin, and we think he's got a bright future ahead of him."

With the series already in the kitty for England, Rehan Ahmed gets a big chance to stamp his authority in the ODI format, and he'll be eager to perform against a quality Bangladesh batting lineup.