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Ashes 2023: ‘He is not looking too good’ Harry Brook shares Moeen Ali’s injury update

New Delhi: England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali will not bowl or field on day two of the fifth Ashes Test due to injury groin. The 36-year-old Moeen was hurt when he got one out in the first over and was bowled for 23 off the next eight balls before bowling. Joe Root is only spin option available for […]

Edited By : Prateek Gautam | Updated: Jul 28, 2023 16:34 IST
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Ashes 2023

New Delhi: England’s all-rounder Moeen Ali will not bowl or field on day two of the fifth Ashes Test due to injury groin. The 36-year-old Moeen was hurt when he got one out in the first over and was bowled for 23 off the next eight balls before bowling.

Joe Root is only spin option available for England

He did not take the field when England played when Australia posted 61-1 in reply to the hosts’ 283 all out. That leaves Joe Root as England’s only proper spin option on day two.

Moeen comeback from retirement in Test cricket 

Captain Ben Stokes, who is unlikely to bowl pace amid this Test since of his knee damage, did bowl a few off-spin in England’s warm-ups nearby bowling coach David Saker. Moeen came out of Test retirement to play within the Ashes after Jack Leach was injured and has implied this will be his last Test.

He took three wickets within the to begin with Test but was hampered by a cut to his turning finger, returned at Headingley for the third Test and claimed two wickets in England’s win some time recently picking up one within the fourth in Manchester.

He was advanced to number three within the batting arrange in Leeds, and scored an critical 54 at Old Trafford, but may not be allowed to bat in that position in England’s moment innings in the event that he does not field. England have to be win at The Oval to anticipate Australia winning an Cinders arrangement in Britain for the primary time since 2001.

Brook shares injury update

Speaking to BCC Harry Brook said, “He’s not looking too good at the minute, hopefully, he can come and bowl some overs for us. He’s been a vital player for us, he’s a top player, hopefully, he gets better soon.”

“He’s one of the best power hitters in the world so there’s not many better men to have out there if you want him to go and smack it. The way he went about it after his injury was perfect. We could have easily got [some singles], because they started to put everybody back as soon as he played a few big shots, but he was in a lot of pain so there weren’t going to be many twos,” he further added.

First published on: Jul 28, 2023 04:34 PM IST

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