There has been a big change to the England squad for the Ashes 2023 series. The team’s all-round star Moin Ali has taken a U-turn since his retirement from Test. He has resumed his test retreat. Coming out of retirement from him, the versatile star has been included in England’s squad for the first two games of the Ashes 2023 series against Australia.
Moin Ali had said goodbye to Test cricket at the end of the 2021 season, but has now returned after talks with captain Ben Stokes, manager Brendon McCullum and team managing director Rob Key. Moeen Ali has been added to the team in place of spinner Jack Leach. Jack Leach was ruled out of the Ashes earlier this week due to a strained hamstring.
Rob Key had revealed in a statement to the ECB: “We approached Moeen Ali earlier this week regarding his return to Test cricket. Replying a few days later, Moeen Ali is excited to join the team and play Test Cricket again. His experience, as well as his overall skill, will benefit our Ashes campaign. We wish Moeen and the rest of the team all the best for their Ashes campaign.”
Let us tell you that Ashes 2023 will start from Friday, June 16. The first game of the five-game Test series will be played at Birmingham’s Edgbaston Stadium, which is Moin Ali’s home ground.
Moin Ali has played 64 test matches in his career. Batting in 111 innings of these matches, he scored 2914 runs at an average of 28.29. During this time, 5 centuries and 14 half centuries have come out of his bat, in which his maximum score has been 155 not out. At the same time, while bowling during this period, he took 195 wickets at an average of 36.66.
Ben Stokes (c), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Jack Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali .