Teenager Hameed gets England call for Bangladesh tour
Nottingham (United Kingdom) (AFP)
Teenage Lancashire opener Haseeb Hameed was included in the England Test squad announced Friday for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh.
The 19-year-old star was included after a successful season for the Red Rose county and following the decision of current England opener Alex Hales to rule himself out of the tour on security grounds.
Yorkshire batsman Joe Root, for so long an England mainstay in all three international formats, will be rested for the three one-day internationals, which begin on October 7, before joining the Test squad.
Meanwhile Surrey captain Gareth Batty, whose last Test match came in 2005, has been recalled at the age of 38, together with fellow Surrey spinner Zafar Ansari.
Left-armer Ansari is joined in the squad by another uncapped player in Northamptonshire batsman Ben Duckett.
Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Zafar Ansari (Surrey, Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Gareth Batty (Surrey),Stuart Broa(Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wkt)Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire),Steven Finn (Middlesex), Haseeb Hameed (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire, Mark Wood (Durham)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire, capt, wkt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Sep 30: England team arrive
Oct 04: One-day game vs Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
Oct 07:: 1ST ODI D/N, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Oct 09: 2ND ODI D/N, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Oct 12: 3RD ODI D/N, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Oct 14-15: Two-day warm-up match, M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Oct 16-17: Two-day warm-up match, M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
Oct 20-24: 1ST TEST, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
Oct 28-Nov 01: 2ND TEST, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
Nov 02: England depart Bangladesh
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