Before the Ashes series to be played against Australia from 16 June 2023, a good news has emerged for the England team. In fact, the team’s veteran all-rounder Moin Ali has taken a U-turn from retirement. He has been included in England’s squad for the Ashes. He will replace injured spinner Jack Leach.
That’s why Moin Ali was called back
Moeen Ali was considered because the team’s veteran bowler Jack Leach is badly injured and will not play in the Ashes series. Jack Leach suffered back pain after the win over Ireland and scans revealed that he had a stress fracture. . In such a situation, the team management contacted all-rounder Moeen Ali and requested him to withdraw his retirement. Moin has agreed on this and now he will be seen playing against Australia.
Test record of Moeen Ali
Moin retired from Test cricket in September 2021 during the Test series against India. He has played 64 matches and scored 2,914 runs at an average of 28.29. He has also taken 195 wickets in his Test career. In October, the English spinner had said that head coach McCullum had approached him about a return to Test cricket, but he had declined the offer. However, now he has agreed to return.
England squad for the Ashes series
Ben Stokes (c), Ollie Pope, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Ben Duckett, Zak Crawley, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Dan Lawrence, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Josh Tongue , Moeen Ali.