Former England captain said a big thing about Moin Ali
Moeen Ali upset over being in the playing XI for the first Ashes Test
New Delhi. The Ashes series is going to start from June 16. The teams of England and Australia will be face to face in this series. The England team has announced its playing 11 two days in advance giving a shock to Australia. He has also included all-rounder Moeen Ali, who is returning from retirement in the Test. Former England captain Michael Atherton is angry with the England management for Ali’s inclusion.
Speaking on Sky Sports, former England captain Mike Atherton said, “I do not pick Moeen Ali for this series. But I’m not Ben Stokes. Moin Ali has come back to the team after retiring from Test cricket. He has not played Test cricket since September 2021. For all these reasons, I did not want to include him in the playing XI.
Atherton further said, “In such matches you need such a player. The one who fits in your playing XI and has taken many wickets against Australia. But you see Moin Ali, he does not have any big record against Australia. Even before retirement, his record in Test cricket has not been good.
Please tell that Moin has played 64 Test matches for England so far. During this, batting in a total of 111 innings, 2914 runs have come out of his bat. His average is nothing special, just around 28. He has a total of 5 centuries and 14 half-centuries to his name. If seen while bowling, so far he has taken a total of 195 wickets in 112 innings. The average has been around 36.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 15, 2023, 14:52 IST