The talented English all-rounder Moeen Ali recently said that he is thinking of playing in the longest format of the game during the forthcoming Ashes 2023 series, which will be held on English grounds. Ali, who will be taking the place of the injured Jack Leach in the two initial matches against Australia starting on June 16 at Edgbaston, has been named to the Test team.
Leach will miss the entire Ashes series after suffering a stress fracture in his lower back during his only Test match against Ireland. Ali’s supporters throughout the world are delighted by this news, especially given that he stopped playing test matches in 2021. Through an Instagram post, Ali made his return to the English Test team official. England Cricket subsequently confirmed this on its official Twitter account. They announced his return and said, “He’s back! Welcome back, Mo!”
Moeen Ali joining England’s team will increase their chances of winning Ashes 2023
By getting Ali on the team, England’s prospects of regaining the Ashes 2023, which they lost against Australia in 2021–2022, can be greatly enhanced. The experienced all-rounder has been an invaluable member of the England team, particularly at home, where he put on strong displays in his 64 Test matches. Ali is an ideal match for the format owing to his strong batting style and devastating spin bowling.
The managing director of England’s men’s cricket, Rob Key, revealed that they had a conversation with Ali earlier in the week and that he had shown faith about returning to play in Test matches.
As soon as Ali had some time to think, he grabbed the chance to act. Key underlined that Ali’s outstanding knowledge and general skills will be highly beneficial to England’s Ashes campaign.
Moeen Ali gives the team significant experience gained through 64 Test matches. In Test cricket, the outstanding all-rounder has 195 wickets and a total of 2914 runs. In order to prepare for the series, the England team will come together in Birmingham on June 12 and begin practicing at Edgbaston on June 13. While the actual series will begin on June 16 at the grounds of Birmingham.