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Rehan Ahmed receives maiden ODI, T20I call-up for Bangladesh tour

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Last updated on 02 Feb 2023 | 11:32 AM
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Rehan Ahmed receives maiden ODI, T20I call-up for Bangladesh tour

The leg-spinner recently became England's youngest Test player

Rehan Ahmed who became England's youngest Test player recently, also picking up a five-wicket haul in the Karachi Test against Pakistan, has received his maiden white-ball call-up for the tour of Bangladesh, starting March 1. Along with the 18-year-old, Somerset batter Tom Abell too has received a call-up given that a few of the England stars like Sam Billings and Alex Hales will be occupied with the Pakistan Super League (PSL) which clashes with this tour. 

Fast bowler Saqib Mahmood too returns to the team for the first time since suffering a back injury in May last year. The first two One-Day Internationals (ODI) will be played in Dhaka on March 1 and 3 before switching to Chattogram for the final game on March 6. 

The T20I series, England's first since they were crowned T20 World Cup champions last year, will begin on March 9 in Chattogram, before moving to Dhaka for the remaining two games.

Before this tour though, England will play a couple of Tests against New Zealand, Starting February 16 in Mount Mount Maunganui with the second Test concluding on February 28 in Wellington. As a result, no player from the tour have been considered for the ODI series. However, according to ESPNCricinfo, Will Jacks could be considered for the Bangladesh ODIs, if England don't pick him for the second Test.

Along with Jacks, batter Ben Duckett are expected to arrive from New Zealand ahead of the Bangladesh T20Is, while Chris Jordan too is expected to join the team for the same.

As a result, Jason Roy, James Vince and Mahmood will however play no part once the ODIs are over. Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livigstone were unavailable for selection as the duo continue to recover from their injuries. However, they will hope to make a return in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.

England ODI squad: Jos Buttler (c), 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

England T20I squad: Jos Buttler (c), Tom Abell, Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Ben Duckett, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, Will Jacks, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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