Retired English Player Returns To England’s Test Squad For Ashes Series

England’s spin-bowling all-rounder Moeen Ali has made a surprising comeback to the England Men’s Test squad for the first two LV= Insurance Men’s Ashes Test matches against Australia. He will replace Somerset’s Jack Leach, who unfortunately sustained a low back stress fracture, ruling him out of the five-match Ashes Test series. Ali, who retired from Test cricket in 2021, has decided to reverse his decision following discussions with key members of the England Cricket team. With his experience and all-round abilities, Ali’s return is expected to bolster England’s Ashes campaign.

After briefly retiring from Test cricket at the end of the 2021 summer, 35-year-old Moeen Ali has been allowed to represent England again. The decision came after discussions with Test Captain Ben Stokes, Test Head Coach Brendon McCullum, and Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket Rob Key.

Moeen Ali has an impressive Test career. Throughout his Test journey, he has showcased his all-around abilities, amassing 2,914 Test runs and taking 195 wickets at the Test level. As he gears up for the Ashes, Ali will be looking to contribute significantly to the team’s success, both with the bat and the ball.

Rob Key, the Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, expressed his excitement over Ali’s return to the Test squad. Key stated that the team reached out to Ali early in the week, and after taking some time to reflect, Ali eagerly accepted the opportunity to don the white jersey again. His vast experience and versatility as an all-rounder are expected to significantly benefit England’s Ashes campaign. With his spin-bowling skills and ability to contribute valuable runs, Ali is poised to play a crucial role in England’s bid to regain the coveted Ashes urn.

Rob Key, Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, said: “We reached out to Mo (Moeen Ali) early this week about returning to Test cricket. Having had a few days to reflect, Mo is excited to join the squad and play Test cricket again. His vast experience, along with his all-round ability, will benefit our Ashes campaign. We wish Mo and the rest of the squad well for the Ashes campaign.”

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The England squad will assemble in Birmingham on Monday, 12 June, and commence their practice sessions at Edgbaston on Tuesday, 13 June. The team and the cricketing fraternity extend their best wishes to Moeen Ali and the rest of the squad for the upcoming Ashes campaign. The much-anticipated series between England and Australia promises to be an enthralling battle for cricket fans worldwide.

England Men’s Ashes Test Squad:- Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Josh Tongue, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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