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Sam Billings in England ODI squad to tour Bangladesh

Friday 16th September 2016

Men’s First Team

Kent wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings will tour Bangladesh next month after receiving a call-up to the England ODI squad.

Jos Buttler will captain the squad during a three-match series before the Test series starts later that month.

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."

ECB also announced today that the former England One-Day captain Paul Collingwood and head coach of the England under-19s Andy Hurry will both join the England management team in roles during the ODI series.

For the Test series, Ottis Gibson will replace Paul Farbrace as Trevor Bayliss’ assistant. Farbrace will have a break after the ODIs before heading back to the subcontinent for five Test matches in India starting in November. Worcestershire’s Director of Cricket, Steve Rhodes, will assist England management for the two Tests in Bangladesh.

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).
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).
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 National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka
2 November: England depart Bangladesh