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Teenager Hameed set to impress on England’s tour of Bangladesh

Haseeb Hameed’s batting style has been compared to Geoffrey Boycott

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Uncapped Lancashire teenager Haseeb Hameed has “run-scoring in his DNA”, England national selector James Whitaker said on Friday (September 16) after confirming his place in the Test squad for the tour of Bangladesh. The 19-year-old Hameed is set to compete with Ben Duckett, another uncapped batsman, for the opening berth alongside captain Alastair Cook after it was left vacant by Alex Hales’s decision not to tour on security grounds. If Hameed plays in the first Test at Chittagong next month, he will become just the sixth teenager selected by England in 139 years of Test cricket, and the first since…

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