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Bangladesh v India - Which team has a younger squad

  • Published at 01:37 pm October 3rd, 2021
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Bangladesh have a younger squad than India in the Saff Championship 2021

The average age of the Indian squad is 26, while for Bangladesh it is 24

When India take on Bangladesh in their Saff Championship opener Monday, there is likely to be an abundance of youthful exuberance on the pitch, reports Goal.com.

If India have eight players who are 23 years or below, their opponents boast of having 12 in the 23-man squad. 

Oscar Bruzon set his team up in a 4-4-2 formation against Sri Lanka and out of the 11, five of them were U-23.

The youngest of them was Yasin Arafat who is 18 and plies his trade at left-back for Saif Sporting Club in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Meanwhile, India's youngest are Lalengmawia and Jeakson Singh who are 20 years old. 

Bangladesh have a young backline compared to India but against veteran campaigners like Sunil Chhetri, a bit more experience might have been more preferable.

However, in midfield, it is more of an even battle, as both teams have an even mix of youth and experience.

Jamal Bhuiyan might be given the responsibility to keep an eye on Brandon Fernandes whereas youngsters like Suresh Singh Wangjam and Rakib Hossain might square off against each other.

In the absence of Sandesh Jhingan, India have to remain on their toes to contain the likes of Biplo Ahmed and Suman Reza.

Sumon, who is 26, has scored 10 goals in 23 matches in BPL for Uttar Baridhara and will be a handful for the Indian defenders.

Goal.com takes a look at which team has a younger squad before they face off Monday, starting with the goalkeepers.

India

Age

Bangladesh

Age

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu29Anisur Rahman Zico 24
Vishal Kaith25Shahidul Alam Sohel 29
Dheeraj Singh21Ashraful Islam Rana33
Average Age25 yearsAverage Age29 years

Defenders

India

Age

Bangladesh

Age

Pritam Kotal28Topu Barman26
Rahul Bheke 30Bishwanath Ghosh22
Chinglensana Singh24Rahmat Miah21
Mandar Rao Dessai29Tariq Raikhan Kazi20
Subhasish Bose26Riyadul Hasan Rafi21
Seriton Fernandes28Yasin Arafat18
---------Rezaul Karim34
----------Tutul Hossain Badshah22
Average Age28 yearsAverage Age23 years

Midfielders

India

Age

Bangladesh

Age

Udanta Singh25Sohel Rana26
Brandon Fernandes27Jamal Bhuiyan31
Lalengmawia20Mohammad Hridoy19
Anirudh Thapa23Saad Uddin23
Sahal Abdul Samad24Rakib Hossain22
Glan Martins27Atiqur Rahman Fahad26
Jeakson Singh20--------
Suresh Singh21--------
Liston Colaco22--------
Yasir Mohammad23--------
Average Age23 yearsAverage Age25 years

Forwards

India

Age

Bangladesh

Age

Manvir Singh25Biplo Ahmed22
Rahim Ali21Mahbubur Rahman22
Sunil Chhetri37Mohammad Ibrahim24
Farukh Choudhary24Matin Miah22
--------Suman Reza26
--------Jewel Rana25
Average Age27 yearsAverage Age24 years

Source: Goal.com

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