ADAM Finch is relishing tackling the challenges that will confront a pace bowler in the sub-continent after flying to Bangladesh as part of the England Young Lions squad.

The Worcestershire bowler, 18, is now one of the more experienced members of the 15-strong party which will take on the host nation in two Tests, three ODIs and one T20I from late January to the middle of February.

He made his debut at under 19 level for his country versus India during the summer of 2017 and has since played in the 2018 ICC World Cup, a home series against South Africa and been part of a pre-Christmas training camp in Bangalore.

Finch picked up eight wickets against the Proteas on his last Test appearance at the Emirates Riverside but is prepared for different sorts of conditions in which to bowl during the next few weeks.

“I’ve never been to this part of the world (Bangladesh) to play competitively so it is going to be really interesting to test myself in what I think it is fair to say is a less seamer-friendly environment,” Finch said.

“It’s something I’m looking forward to and if you do well in those conditions, it can only stand you in good stead.

“Hopefully you will come back to England having learned a few things which, if Worcestershire play on a flat surface, can help me here as well.

“That will be a good challenge.”

Finch is willing to impart the experience he has gained at under 19 level to other members of the squad.

“I think I’m classed as one of the old boys in the squad now which is a bit concerning because it feels like it wasn’t too long ago that I made my debut,” Finch said.

“It will be a nice experience to be one of those older heads and hopefully have a positive impact on the team from a leadership perspective.”

Finch played against Bangladesh during the 2018 World Cup in Queenstown and was England’s most successful bowler with 2-36 in a five-wicket defeat.

“New Zealand was a completely different kind of conditions bowling-wise to what you expect to find in Bangladesh,” he said.

“I will take a bit of experience from playing against them, the kind of shots they favour, but maybe it was a little more helpful with the ball swinging and seaming around which I’m not sure we will get in Bangladesh.

“Stacking as many deliveries as you can on a good line and length and trying to challenge the stumps as frequently as possible is going to be really key.

“Then, if you can get any movement from there, or a batter makes a mistake, then you are in good stead to get an lbw or hopefully caught behind or bowled.

“To try and bring as many modes of dismissal I think is really important out there.”