Spinner Ansari to make Test bow

Zafar Ansari will make his England Test debut against Bangladesh in Dhaka.

Thursday, 27th October 2016, 10:23 am
Updated Thursday, 27th October 2016, 4:45 pm
Ansari - England debut

The slow left armer, who was left out of the opener in Chittagong despite taking four for 68 in the second warm-up game, will replace fellow spinner and Surrey team-mate Gareth Batty in the line-up.

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England captain Alastair Cook also announced Steven Finn would replace the rested Stuart Broad, who was in line for his 100th Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.

“Zafar’s going to make his debut coming in for Gareth and Finny’s coming in for Broady,” Cook said at his pre-match press conference.