Last Update on: June 14th, 2023 at 03:39 pm
England Cricket Board (ECB) would be delighted as the sly all-rounder Moeen Ali has come out of retirement and would most likely feature in the 1st Test against Australia. Moeen Ali can be seen playing white ball cricket and a lot of franchise leagues and he would be tested in the red ball format.
Moeen Ali has come into the side as a replacement for the injured left arm off-spinner Jack Leach. It’s a huge blow for England as Leach over the last 12 months has been one of the consistent bowlers.
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Australia on the other hand would back themselves to end the drought of 22 years after winning WTC final against India. It seemed as if the Pat Cummins-led side had answers for every tricky phase of the match.
The trio of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins & Josh Hazlewood will have to be impeccable with their line & length in the high-octane series as it looks unlikely that Ben Stokes & Co would change their batting approach.
Moeen Ali brings great energy to the team- Paul Collingwood
Assistant coach Paul Collingwood was having an interaction with CricketNext and stated that Moeen Ai has got all the skillset. Paul Collingwood made it clear that it doesn’t matter Moeen Ali hasn’t played red-ball cricket and the management is quite confident that his natural attacking brand of cricket will help the team win the Ashes after 2015.
“It’s great to have Moeen Ali back. He’s a great guy, he brings great energy into the team and has a great sense of humor. But not just that, obviously the skillset that he brings in terms of his all-round game. He is exceptional and exciting as well. He’s the perfect mould for England’s new aggressive style of playing cricket. So good to have him back,” said Paul Collingwood.
“In terms of Moeen not playing Test cricket for a long time, or the red ball games, it doesn’t matter what colour the ball is, white or red, we’ll ask him to have the same approach. How he loves to play the game of cricket. His natural attacking style,” he added.