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England in Bangladesh 2022-23 – Rehan Ahmed, Tom Abell amongst new inclusions for white-ball tour of Bangladesh

Rehan Ahmed is about to make his England white-ball debut in Bangladesh subsequent month.
Rehan, the 18-year-old legspinner who took seven wickets on Check debut in Karachi in December – together with a second-innings five-for – has been named within the ODI and T20I squads for the tour, England’s first to Bangladesh since 2016.
Saqib Mahmood returns for the ODI sequence, almost a yr after his most up-to-date worldwide look. He missed everything of England’s 2022 house summer season with a lower-back stress fracture. Mark Wooden additionally returns after an prolonged break at first of the yr.
Tom Abell, the ingenious middle-order batter who captains Somerset, has additionally been named in each squads and will win his first England cap. Abell will captain England Lions in Sri Lanka this month and has benefited from the absence of a number of extra established gamers attributable to a conflict with the Pakistan Tremendous League, together with Alex Hales and Sam Billings. ESPNcricinfo understands that David Willey additionally opted out of the tour, with a purpose to spend time together with his household between the top of the SA20 and the beginning of his stint with Royal Challengers Bangalore within the IPL.
The tour begins in Dhaka on March 1, the day after England’s second Check in opposition to New Zealand is because of finish. Consequently, there aren’t any gamers concerned in each the New Zealand tour and the ODI sequence – although ESPNcricinfo understands Will Jacks could possibly be thought-about for the ODIs if he’s omitted of the second New Zealand Check.
Jacks and Ben Duckett will arrive from New Zealand forward of the T20I sequence, whereas Chris Jordan may even fly out for the T20I leg of the tour. They substitute Jason Roy, James Vince and Mahmood, who will depart the tour after the ODI sequence.

Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone stay unavailable attributable to harm. Bairstow, talking on the MCC’s Cowdrey Lecture on Wednesday night time, mentioned “issues are monitoring in the proper path” after his freakish {golfing} harm in September, which dominated him out of England’s winter. He is because of see a surgeon later this month and has no set return date. Like Livingstone, his Punjab Kings team-mate, he’ll hope to be match sufficient to play in IPL 2023.

Rehan’s inclusion offers him the chance to verify his standing as England’s long-term alternative for Adil Rashid, and to press his case for inclusion in squads for the ODI and T20 World Cups in 2023 and 2024. He has solely performed seven Record A video games however has performed 50-over cricket for England Beneath-19s and England Lions, and already has in depth short-form expertise with Leicestershire (within the Blast), Southern Courageous (the Hundred) and Gulf Giants (ILT20).

The ODI leg of the tour is a part of the ICC’s Tremendous League, the qualification course of for the 2023 World Cup, although each groups have already confirmed their spots. Extra pertinently, it’s England’s remaining away sequence earlier than the World Cup, and gives preparation in subcontinental circumstances in opposition to a Bangladesh aspect who’re unbeaten of their final seven house ODI sequence.

ODI squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Tom Abell, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden

T20I squad: Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan substitute Saqib Mahmood, Jason Roy and James Vince

Fixtures: 1st ODI – March 1 (Dhaka), 2nd ODI – March 3 (Dhaka), third ODI – March 6 (Chattogram), 1st T20I – March 9 (Chattogram), 2nd T20I – March 12 (Dhaka), third T20I – March 14 (Dhaka).



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