Bangladesh v England: Dawson? Batty? Who should tour as third spinner?


Gareth Batty and Liam Dawson
Gareth Batty and Liam Dawson
As England head to the subcontinent to take on Bangladesh and India this winter, the expectation is that Alastair Cook's side will go in with two spinners in their XI on tracks that are likely to offer plenty of turn.
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will almost certainly fill those spots for the start of the Bangladesh Test series but it remains to be seen who will take up the third spin position in the squad.
It may look like a non-playing position at present but given Moeen's struggles with the ball over the summer and that Rashid averaged almost 70 in the UAE against Pakistan last autumn, there is every possibility that a third spinner may be called upon at some stage.