Dhaka – The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Friday announced a 17-member Test and 15-member ODI squads for
Bangladesh tour to play cricket series, involving two Tests and three One-Day Internationals.Alastair Cook will lead the England Test team while Jos Buttler the one-day team. Besides his ODI captaincy, Lancashire wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler returned to the Test squad for the first time since October 2015,AP/UNB News Reported.
The English side Test squad included three uncapped players — Zafar Ansari, Ben Duckett and Haseeb Hameed.The 19-year-old Lancashire opening batsman Haseeb Hameed has been included in the Test squad for the first time and there is also a place in both squads for Northamptonshire’s prolific batsman Ben Duckett.England selected four spinners in the Test party, including the
uncapped Surrey left-armer Zafar Shahaan Ansari alongside his county captain Gareth Batty, who will be looking to play at this level for the first time since 2005.38-year-old Gareth Batty played seven Tests for England including three against Bangladesh. The quartet is completed with Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid.The English teams are scheduled to arrive in Bangladesh on September 30 and will stay until November 2 to play the Test and ODI series in Dhaka and Chittagong.
The ODIs are scheduled to start on October 7, while the Test series on October 20.Bangladesh vs England itinerary:September 30: England team arrivalOctober 4: One-day game vs Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
October 7: 1st ODI D/N, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka .October 9: 2nd ODI D/N, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka.October 12: 3rd ODI D/N, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.October 14-15: Two-day warm-up match, M A Aziz Stadium, Chittagong.October 16-17: Two-day warm-up match, M A Aziz Stadium, Chittagong.October 20-24: 1st Test, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong.October 28 – November 1: 2nd Test, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket
Stadium, Dhaka .November 2: England will depart Bangladesh.
Test squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Gary
Ballance, Ben Stokes, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen
Ali, James Anderson, Zafar Ansari, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Adil
Rashid, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.
ODI squad: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Jos
Buttler (captain cum wk), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben
Duckett, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball, David
Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.