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03-Feb-2023 03:20:00 GMT
England in Bangladesh 2023

Tom Abell named for Tour of Bangladesh

London: Somerset batter Tom Abell and Leicestershire leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed have been named in England's squad for their white-ball tour of Bangladesh in March.

Uncapped Abell, 28, has not played in any international formats yet, while 18-year-old Ahmed earns his first white-ball call-up, having impressed on his Test debut in Pakistan in December.

Lancashire pace bowler Saqib Mahmood is recalled after nine months out with a back stress fracture.

Opener Alex Hales will miss the tour to play in the Pakistan Super League.

Abell, a right-handed middle order batter, and Mahmood are currently in Sri Lanka with England Lions. Abell will captain the Lions in their ODI matches.

Mahmood, who has played two Tests, seven ODIs and 12 T20s, suffered a back stress fracture in April last year and has not played since.

Ahmed became the youngest man to play Test cricket for England in December and took 5-48 on debut.

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 Wood.
T20 Squad:
  • Jos Buttler (captain), Tom Abell, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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