ICC World Cup Twenty20 player Mohammed Nazimuddin will be at the helm of a strong Bangladesh National Academy team who arrive next week for three one-day internationals against Hong Kong. The visitors, who will be coached by former Bangladesh test captain Khaled Mahmud, will comprise the country's up-and-coming cricketers and will pose a huge challenge for new Hong Kong coach Aftab Habib as he aims to lay the groundwork for a crucial year. Ex-England international Habib, who took over from Robin Singh four months ago, has opted for a youth policy and picked a team comprising many teenagers for the first game next Wednesday at the Hong Kong Cricket Club. Two more games will be played next Friday (at Kowloon Cricket Club) and Saturday (HKCC). 'It's a good opportunity to play against a test nation and I'm excited with the young squad we have,' Habib said. 'This is an important year for Hong Kong cricket and these games will give everyone the opportunity to stake a claim.' Tabarak Dar will lead the side in the three matches with Courtney Kruger as his deputy. The Bangladesh visit will also be the first time the Ahmed brothers - left arm-spinner Nadeem and all-rounder Irfan - will be back in international action after serving a ban for their indiscretion during an under-19 tour last year. Apart from skipper Nazimuddin, a number of other players have represented Bangladesh at the full and under-19 level. 'We are very grateful to the Bangladesh Cricket Board for sending such a strong team to play our national team,' said Sohail Murshed, chairman of Hong Kong Cricket Association's international committee. 'I'm sure it will be an exciting series.'