Moeen Ali has been ruled out of the second test.
England announced their playing XI a day before
New Delhi. England has announced its playing XI for the second Test match of the Ashes series against Australia (ENG vs AUS). The second Test match of the series between the two teams will be played at Lord’s from June 28. Experienced spinner Moeen Ali will not play in this Test match. England has included fast bowler Josh Tongue in the playing XI for the second Test in place of Moeen Ali, who has experience of playing only one Test match.
Australia is leading 1-0 in the 5-match Ashes Series 2023. Moeen Ali suffered a finger injury in the first Test match, after which he was doubtful to play in the next match. Young spinner Rehan Ahmed was included in the England team as cover for Moeen but did not get a chance in the playing XI. The selectors have included Josh Tong in the playing XI in place of Rehan Ahmed.
Made debut against Ireland
Fast bowlers can prove to be more effective on Lord’s ground, which is called the Mecca of cricket. Keeping this in mind, England has given a chance to a pacer. 25-year-old Josh Tong recently made his international debut in a one-off Test match against Ireland. He impressed in his debut match. He took 5 wickets in the second innings against Ireland.
England’s playing XI for the second Test
Ben Duckett, Jack Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Ben Stokes (c), Stuart Broad, Ollie Robinson, Josh Tong, James Anderson.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 27, 2023, 16:50 IST