NOTTINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM: Teenage opener Haseeb Hameed was included in the England Test squad announced Friday for the tour of Bangladesh.
The 19-year-old Lancashire 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, whereas Northamptonshire batsman Ben Duckett is also included in the squad.
Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow (wicketkeeper), Gary Ballance, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broa, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Haseeb Hameed, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Jos Buttler (captain, wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
One-day game vs Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah on October 04
Two-day warm-up match, M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong - Oct 14-15
Two-day warm-up match, M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong - Oct 16-17
1st ODI: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka (D/N) on October 7
2nd ODI: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka (D/N) on October 9
3rd ODI: Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong (D/N) on October 12
1st Test: Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong - October 20-24
2nd Test: Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka - October 28-Nov 01
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