Former English cricket captain Nasser Hussain has warned that the team face a tough time against a “much improved” Bangladesh on the upcoming tour.
England are travelling to Bangladesh this week to play three one day internationals, the first of which is next Friday, and then two Test matches.
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Hussain said that Bangladesh are much better than they used to be and pointed out that the teams last played each other when England were knocked out of the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide. He said that England are sure to be seeking revenge but Bangladesh will be playing on home soil and having had a few good wins recently they are sure to make life difficult.
Furthermore, things will be made harder for England as they will be without their white-ball captain, Eoin Morgan, for the one-day section of the tour as he has chosen not to travel due to security concerns.
While Hussain stresses that he has “no problem with people deciding they’re not going to tour” he said that he does “have a problem with the captain saying he is not going to go in this situation.” Hussain said it wasn’t personal to Morgan but that he believes that a captain should have to take on tasks that the players are undergoing.
Despite the risk of Morgan and fellow player Alex Hales not being reselected after their absence on this tour Hussain believes that they will both come back. Hales has had an excellent year with four hundreds in ODIs and Morgan has performed well as a captain and been a vital part of England’s turnaround since the World Cup exit.
Despite this, Hussain believes that Jos Buttler will do a good job and described him as “a good choice as captain.”