Former England wicketkeeper Matt Prior feels Gary Ballance just needs to get in to bring an end to his poor run of form.
Ballance was the 13th man to lose his wicket today and perhaps the unluckiest beaten by the turn while playing a forward to Mehedi Hasan whose two wickets have helped keep the game fairly even.
Prior told Sky Sports: “He’s in that awful place as a batter where you just need a bit of luck.
“You almost want to just play and miss at one, play and miss at a few more then an inside edge goes for four, you hit a nice shot and you’re off and running again.
“He’s just having none of it at the moment, a good delivery, a few more millimetres and he misses it and is still out there. But the way things are going, he edges it and credit to the bowler I think.”
In Ballance’s last five innings he has made 17, 8, 9, 1 and 9 again in Mirpur and with promising youngster Haseeb Hameed included in the squad for India pressure is growing on the Yorks batting stalwart.
England were 50 for 3 at the close of play on day one of the first Test after bowling Bangladesh out for 220.
The Lancastrian was fresh off some standout displays in the 2003 World Cup.
Hales lost his place in last year’s World Cup-winning squad after news of a second failed test for recreational drugs.
The Warwickshire all-rounder is one on 18 bowlers to be selected for personalised practice.
The West Indies are due to arrive on these shores first this summer.
Broad took part in an individual training session at Trent Bridge.
Clare Connor suggested England are considering hosting a Women’s Tri-Series also involving India and South Africa.
The designated bowlers, whose identitites have not been confirmed, will have their temperatures checked.
The ECB had planned to introduce 40 professional contracts this summer across eight regional hubs.
County are waiting on a decision.