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27-Oct-2016 06:40:00 GMT
Bangladesh v England, 2nd Test, Mirpur

Ansari set to debut as visitors eye series win

Dhaka: Bangladesh will want score level the series 1-1 after narrowly missing out on winning the first Test against England.

After winning the thrilling first Test in Chittagong by 22 runs earlier this week, England will be eager to extend its 100 percent record against Bangladesh when the teams face off again in Dhaka on Friday.

However, England's top order will be under pressure to deliver, aware their places could be up for grabs when the team moves on to India.

England's win in Chittagong was largely due to the batting heroics of the middle order, with Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes all playing crucial knocks to rescue the side after a top-order collapse.

The top four batsmen -- Alastair Cook, Ben Duckett, Joe Root and Gary Ballance  -- managed a combined total of just 96 runs in both innings. Their failures underlined how England has struggled to make solid starts of late.

Bangladesh on the other hand, fielded as many as three debutants in their side with Mehedi Hasan and Sabbir Rahman coming out with flying colors

Bangladesh's line-up will definitely see changes with Subashis Roy likely to be brought into the side after Shafiul Islam, the paceman, was rested.

Bangladesh has also called up Mosaddek Hossain as a back-up to Sabbir Rahman, who was suffering from a stomach problem after his valiant innings of 64 in the second innings of the first Test. Sabbir underwent an endoscopy on Wednesday, but it did not reveal any serious problem.

Teams from

Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (capt and wk), Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Shakib Al Hasan, Shuvagata Hom, Sabbir Rahman, Mehedi Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Subashis Roy, Taijul Islam, Kamrul Islam, Nurul Hasan.

Alastair Cook (capt), Ben Duckett, Haseeb Hameed, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Gary Ballance, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Zafar Ansari, Gareth Batty, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn, Jake Ball.

Umpires and Referee
Ground umpires - Kumar Dharmasena and S Ravi
Third umpire - Chris Gaffaney
Referee - Ranjan Madugalle
Fourth umpire - Anisur Rahman

Match facts
28-October to 1 November 2016
Start time: 10:00 local (04:00 GMT)

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