Whatever his failings for England at Test level, Hick remains a destructive force in the limited-overs game as his performances against South Africa and Sri Lanka in the triangular tournament in August demonstrated.
The 32-year-old batsman also took a century off the Sri Lankans for Worcestershire in a 50-over game in addition to his one against them in the one-off Test at The Oval.
That was not enough to earn Hick a place on the Ashes tour but now he has been made vice-captain for the battles in Bangladesh as he looks to entrench himself in the squad for next year's World Cup.
England are also playing the host nation in a another warm-up match on Friday before their tournament opener against South Africa on Sunday in front of an anticipated capacity 35,000 crowd.
Hick said: "I enjoyed the end of last season and getting the runs in the one-dayers but I felt I played confidently throughout the season.
"There were one or two blemishes and I would have liked more runs in the Tests with South Africa but overall I was quite happy with the way I performed.
"Make no mistake, this is a big tournament for everyone. We are all focusing on next year and it is a chance to put your name in the hat for the final 14 in the World Cup squad.
"There are a lot of good players out here vying for places but I think there are also a few that will be looked at who will be going on the Ashes tour.
"We haven't played cricket for about a month but these two practice games will enable us to get rid of any rust and acclimatised. The chaps were a bit short of breath at the first practice session.
"With the competition played on a knock-out basis, we know that we might have come all this way for just one proper game but we are determined to go further."
As for being handed the vice-captaincy role, Hick said: "It was a position that needed to be filled in case something happened to Adam Hollioake.
"I'm delighted to have been chosen as there were a few other people out here who could have done the job.
"It wasn't something I had thought about and I didn't initially think that they were going to appoint anybody because the trip at the most will only last about two-and-a-half weeks."
England confined their opening practice session in sapping 100F heat to a game of impromptu football and fielding practice.
But they returned to the Bangabandhu Stadium last night for a full-scale nets session under the lights which will be in use against the South Africans on Sunday. South Af-rica won the Commonwealth Games gold medal last month.Reuse content