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Bangladesh v England: Alastair Cook plans changes after Ben Stokes again supplies x-factor

ALASTAIR COOK had little doubt England would prevail over Bangladesh despite a tense end to the first Test in Chittagong that could have seen either side walk away with victory.

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A general view of the sunset at Headingley during the Royal London One-Day Series between England and Pakistan on September 1. (Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire set for day-nighter Championship match at Headingley

Yorkshire chief executive Mark Arthur believes it would be a “great opportunity” to stage a ground-breaking day-night pink-ball fixture in the Specsavers County Championship at Headingley next season.

England's Gareth Batty celebrates the dismissal of Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal.

Batty overcomes nerves on his England return in Chittagong

England spinner Gareth Batty admitted his first Test appearance for more than 11 years was the most nerve-racking moment of a career spanning nearly two decades.

England's Jonny Bairstow plays a ball on the first day of their first cricket test match against Bangladesh in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Bangladesh v England: Jonny Bairstow’s milestone knock as Ali’s ‘dirty runs’ rescue England

Moeen Ali admitted England made “dirty runs” after Bangladesh’s 18-year-old spinner Mehedi Hasan’s five-wicket haul on debut put the tourists under pressure in Chittagong.

England's James Anderson. Picture: PA.

Bangladesh v England - Alastair Cook prepares to make history as England suffer further James Anderson blow

England captain Alastair Cook revealed on the eve of the first Test against Bangladesh that pace spearhead James Anderson’s injury woes will continue into the India series next month.

James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Shoulder injury keeps James Anderson on the sidelines for England

England seamer James Anderson will miss the first Test against India next month as he continues his recovery from an injury to his right shoulder.

England's captain Alastair Cook. Picture: PA.

No regrets from proud dad Alastair Cook back as he returns to lead the way for England

Alastair Cook felt a responsibility to lead England in Bangladesh even though the decision meant leaving his newborn daughter and family behind.

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Ben Duckett celebrates his century for Northants. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Duckett stakes claim for Test bow and leaves Yorkshire’s Ballance sweating for place

Ben Duckett would be content to make his England Test debut later this week as opening partner to Alastair Cook or in the middle order after an incredible past few weeks in Bangladesh.

tight spell:Steve Finn was Englands most economincal bowler in the tourists last warm-up game in Chittagong before Thursdays opening Test match against Bangladesh. Picture: PA/AP.

Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid rested as England toil in heat for final Test preparations

Zafar Ansari led England’s fightback following Abdul Mazid’s 90-ball hundred on the opening day of their final warm-up fixture against a Bangladesh Cricket Board XI.

England captain Alastair Cook and Steven Finn. Picture: Tim Goode/PA

England have no concerns over Alistair Cook’s ability to drop straight back in

Steven Finn believes England captain Alastair Cook will not be hindered by his lack of match practice on the subcontinent when he rejoins the squad just days before the first Test against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Surrey bowler Gareth Batty in action for during the Durham v Surrey at the Emirates Riverside. (Picture: Frank Reid)

Gareth Batty keeps fingers crossed in bid to spin in for England Test swansong

Gareth Batty thought his international career was finished but he hopes he can grab his opportunity with both hands following a surprise England call-up for the Test tour of Bangladesh.

KEEP IT GOING: England captain Jos Buttler, right, and Ben Stokes drive each other on during the third ODI against Bangladesh in Chittagong. Picture: AP/AM Ahad.

England revel in the sweet taste of victory over Bangladesh

England captain Jos Buttler and his deputy Ben Stokes admitted the one-day series victory over Bangladesh was all the more satisfying because of the respective disputes they had with their opponents.

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England's Adil Rashid, centre, reacts after a delivery during the third one-day international cricket match against Bangladesh in Chittagong, Bangladesh. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Bangladesh v England: Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid helps England seal ODI series victory

YORKSHIRE’S Adil Rashid starred with the ball as England overcame a determined Bangladesh by four wickets to clinch a one-day series victory after another tense tussle in Chittagong.

England's Ben Stokes, center, argues with Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal at the end of the second one-day international cricket in Dhaka. Picture: AP Photo/A.M. Ahad

Tempers flare in Dhaka after England come off second-best to Bangladesh

Jos Buttler was disappointed with what he felt were Bangladesh’s over-exuberant celebrations following his dismissal after England crashed to a 34-run defeat in Dhaka.

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England and Yorkshire's Adil Rashid, left, celebrates with team-mates after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mosaddek Hossain in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.AP/A.M. Ahad

Bangladesh v England: Late flurry from Adil Rashid in vain as hosts level series in Dhaka

THE efforts of captain Jos Buttler and Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid proved futile as opposite number Moshrafe Mortaza inspired Bangladesh to a series-levelling 35-run victory against England in the second one-day international in Dhaka.

England's Adil Rashid, second right, celebrates with his teammates after the dismissal of Bangladesh's Mahmudullah.

Bangladesh collapse as Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid helps deliver victory to England

ENGLAND captain Jos Buttler revealed his deputy Ben Stokes issued a rallying cry to his team-mates which triggered a dramatic Bangladesh collapse in the first one-day international at Dhaka.

England's Jos Buttler (Picture: AM Ahad/AP).

Bangladesh v England: Further ODI progress is Jos Buttler’s chief objective

Revenge is not on the mind of Jos Buttler as he leads England for the first time in today’s one-day international against Bangladesh.

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JUST REWARD: Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow, in action for England against Pakistan at The Oval earlier this summer. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow gets his just rewards with England central contract

YORKSHIRE’s Jonny Bairstow has been awarded his first central contract after an outstanding year at international level.

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England's James Anderson is out of the Bangladesh tour due to injury. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA.

Jake Ball and Steven Finn step up for England to fill gap left by James Anderson and Mark Wood

England have suffered a double blow to their seam bowling ranks with James Anderson and Mark Wood ruled out of the Bangladesh tour due to a recurrence of recent injuries.

England's Jimmy Anderson during a nets session at Lord's, London.

England’s James Anderson accepts need to slow down in order to keep pace with the history books

England’s record wicket-taker James Anderson accepts he may not be able to play every Test this winter if he is to remain at the peak of his powers.

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