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Sam Wood says confidence is still high in the camp ahead of England Under-19s' first ODI against Bangladesh in Chittagong on Friday

Sam Wood insists England Under-19s will get it right when they begin their seven-match one-day series with Bangladesh on Saturday.

The young lions were on the receiving end of a humbling 10-wicket defeat in yesterday's warm-up, but the Nottinghamshire all-rounder is optimistic a different England will appear when they take on the same opposition in the first one-day international.

"We all took a lot from the game," Wood told ecb.co.uk.

"We are still confident as a team. We are all positive. It's better that it's happened now than during the series.

"On Saturday we will be playing against the same team so the warm-up was a good opportunity for us to have a look at their players."

Nine of England's batsmen were dismissed for single-figure scores as the tourists were skittled out for a paltry 85. Only Ben Foakes and Aneesh Kapil, who made 26 and 25 respectively, got a handle on the alien conditions.

In reply, openers Liton Das and Anamul Haque wasted little time knocking off the required runs, coasting to victory with more than 35 overs remaining.

"We did not dwell on the result," added Wood. "We talked about the game afterwards and then went straight into a practice session. Everyone had something to work on.

"One thing we need to do better is rotate the strike against spin. The more we are here the better we will become at that."

After a training camp in South Africa before Christmas and then sessions at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough before flying to Bangladesh, England struggled to adapt to the change in conditions in their first outing.

However, the result aside, Wood believes England are heading in the right direction.

"We know it's going to be tough out here," said Wood.

"The conditions are different from what we are used to and the wickets are slower and lower than any of us have played on. Every day is important in terms of our learning."