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BAN vs ENG: Rehan Ahmed becomes England’s youngest ODI debutant

BAN vs ENG: Rehan Ahmed becomes England’s youngest ODI debutant

Rehan Ahmed. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

England’s Rehan Ahmed scripted history as he attained an impressive milestone  during the ongoing series against Bangladesh. Jos Buttler-led England locked horns with the hosts in the third and final ODI contest at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram.

 

Leading into the contest, England announced the inclusion of young Rehan in the playing XI ahead of the final 50-over clash. This essentially meant that Rehan became England’s youngest debutant in ODIs.

He received his maiden ODI cap from veteran leggie Adil Rashid, at the age of 18 years and 205 days. Rehan surpassed the record held by Ben Hollioake, who was 19 years and 195 days at the time of his debut.

 

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“Rehan’s (Ahmed) a really exciting talent. We’re really excited to have someone with so much talent, not just with the ball, with the bat as well. We’re looking forward to watching him develop and hopefully turning himself into a brilliant international cricketer,” skipper Buttler was quoted as saying by the Mirror.

 

During the clash against the Bangla Tigers, Rehan returned decent bowling figures of 1/62 in his 10 overs. The home side were dismissed for 246 runs in 48.5 overs of the first innings.

 

In December 2022, the spin-sensation recorded a five-wicket haul on Test debut in the third and final red-ball clash of the series against Pakistan. At 18 years and 126 days, he became the youngest bowler in Test history to claim a five-for on debut.

 

England eyeing to build core team ahead of ODI World Cup

 

The final ODI clash against Bangladesh marks England’s final 50-over outing until they play New Zealand at the tail end of the English summer. The team is currently lookin got build a core squad just in time for the ODI World Cup.

 

The management will look to ideate plans in order to obtain a suitable squad before they begin their title defence in the marquee event. The 2023 ODI World Cup is scheduled to be played in October-November in India.

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