Ring of steel – A huge security presence greeted England's cricketers as they arrived in Bangladesh for a three-match series. Whenever the team leaves its hotel, armed guards will follow as it is afforded Presidential levels of protection.
Armed guards – An estimated 500 security officials are protecting the England team with rooftop snipers, sniffer dogs, a bomb disposal unit and even a decoy team coach on hand as well as a bevy of armed guards. Roads were shut down for the team's first trip to the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium to train.
Buttler trains – Jos Buttler is stand-in skipper for the series after regular captain Eoin Morgan refused to travel due to security concerns.
Dickason decision – Reg Dickason (L), the England team's security manager, declared Bangladesh safe to tour after visiting several times to assess the situation. Australia pulled out of a tour in late 2015 on government advice then withdrew its Under-19 team from the World Cup there earlier this year.
'Happy to be here' – Director of England cricket Andrew Strauss (L) and England & Wales Cricket Board Chief Executive Tom Harrison have also traveled to Bangladesh with the team. Strauss, a former England captain, said the squad were "really happy" to be in Bangladesh and said if he and Harrison hadn't gone it would felt "slightly off the mark."