• Friday, September 22, 2023


England pick teenager Hameed, veteran Batty for upcoming Bangladesh tour

Haseeb Hameed (Image courtesy: Twitter)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

TEENAGED opening batsman Haseeb Hameed was one of the three uncapped players named on Friday (September 16) for England’s forthcoming tour to Bangladesh. Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari and Northamptonshire batsman Ben Duckett are the others, while Ansari’s 38-year-old team mate Gareth Batty returns as one of the four spinners, 11 years after he was last selected for a Test. Opener Alex Hales and one-day captain Eoin Morgan had decided not to tour Bangladesh over security concerns. Most interest will now focus on whether Lancashire’s Hameed can succeed where Hales largely failed in solving the longstanding problem of an opening partner…

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