ENGLAND 'A' must follow the example of Vikram Solanki as they seek to deal with the oppressive heat of Dhaka and come up with the goods in Friday's day-night match against Bangladesh.

Solanki, who made an eye-catching 185 in the tourists' drawn three-day game that finished in Chittagong yesterday, is the player manager Mike Gatting is urging his team to emulate.

Gatting, who in his playing days consolidated his own England place with a number of big innings on the sub-continent, was impressed with Solanki's performance in the difficult conditions.

"He showed that he's got the stamina as well as the class to continue," said the former England captain.

"He's a good player to watch. It's always very difficult when it's humid -- that often drains you more than the heat -- so I think the fact that he batted most of the second day and then came out again to play as well as he did shows that it was a very, very high quality innings."

Gatting is also hoping for more of the same from Lancashire leg-spinner Chris Schofield, who has come up with a five and six-wicket haul already on tour.

Speaking after Schofield's showing in Chittagong, Gatting said: "He bowled extremely well in the first innings -- not perhaps quite as well as he might have done in the second, but you can't do it all the time.

"For me, he's been a very good plus on the tour so far. He's been very consistent and taken wickets at regular intervals."

Another vast crowd is expected, meanwhile, for tomorrow's match in the Bangabandhu Stadium.

Selection is as yet undecided, but Gatting and Co are expected to stick to the rotation system to keep everyone in the squad involved as much as possible.