England were given the go-ahead for the tour after a security review, amid concerns following a July attack in Dhaka that left 20 hostages dead. England all-rounder Moeen Ali has confirmed he will tour Bangladesh if selected despite security concerns.

Former England international Kevin Pietersen, captain of the team that was forced to abandon a tour of India midway following the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, had recently suggested some senior players would be reluctant to tour Bangladesh.

Moeen said: “It’s not an easy decision to make and whatever happens the guys will back them if they don’t.”