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Hameed joins Buttler and Anderson with Test call-up

Hameed joins Buttler and Anderson with Test call-up

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed has been named in England’s 17-man Test Squad for the autumn tour of Bangladesh starting next month, alongside fellow Red Rose team-mates Jos Buttler and James Anderson.

In his first full season in First Class cricket, Hameed has hit four centuries and seven half centuries for Ashley Giles’ side. Earlier this week he was been awarded his Lancashire County Cap, the youngest Red Rose player to awarded thee honour since the war.

Lancashire wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler returns to the Test squad for the first time since October 2015 and will Captain the England ODI side during the three-match series, whilst James Anderson has been named in the Test Squad.

>>WATCH: Giles and Croft on Haseeb<<

England have selected four spinners in the Test party. The uncapped Surrey left-armer Zafar Ansari is included alongside his county captain Gareth Batty, who will be looking to play at this level for the first time since 2005. The 38-year-old has played seven Tests for England including three against Bangladesh. The quartet is completed with Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid.

Commenting on the squad, National Selector James Whitaker, said: “After a summer of progress at home across all formats, we can expect another test of our credentials this autumn.

“The challenge we face will be very different and the structure of our squads reflects the conditions we expect to encounter in Bangladesh.

“Haseeb Hameed, for someone so young, has had an impressive season in the Specsavers County Championship with Lancashire. He has been a consistent performer and his four centuries, against some of the best bowling attacks in the country are testament to his outstanding temperament and attitude. We feel he fully deserves an opportunity to compete for a place at the top of the order in our Test side.

Lancashire’s Head Coach and Cricket Director Ashley Giles added: “We are absolutely delighted for Haseeb to receive his first England call-up. It’s a great honour for anyone, particularly at his age to achieve what he has done for Lancashire this year and to get the call-up for Bangladesh, it’s pretty special.

“He constantly surprises us because of the level of maturity and consistency he has shown for his age. He’s not let any of the success get to him and for him to achieve what he has done in Division One is incredible.”

Lancashire batsman Haseeb Hameed celebrates century for Lancashire County Cricket Club in the Specsavers County Championship.jpg
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Haseeb Hameed at Lancashire County Cricket Club during the Lancashire CCC v Middlesex CCC fixture.JPG
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England Test squad

Alastair Cook (Essex) captain
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Zafar Ansari (Surrey)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Gareth Batty (Surrey)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Haseeb Hameed (Lancashire)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Mark Wood (Durham)

One-Day International squad

Jos Buttler (Lancashire) captain
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)

Bangladesh v England 2016 – tour itinerary:

30 September: England team arrive
4 October: One-day game vs Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
7 October: 1st ODI D/N, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
9 October: 2nd ODI D/N, Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
12 October: 3rd ODI D/N, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
14-15 October: Two-day warm-up match, M. A. Aziz Stadium, Chittagong
20-24 October: 1st Test, Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong
28 October-1 November: 2nd Test, Sher-e-Bangla

>>WATCH: Giles and Croft on Haseeb<<


Davies and Wagner yes
Smith, Lester and Mahmood probably.
Anderson, yes, Hameed no, Buttler probably. But if so, perhaps the club will issue a statement along these lines:


Howie Williams

Will we be without Anderson, Buttler, and Hameed alongside expectant father Petersen for Warks match?

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