Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

Moeen Earns Recall To England Test Side At Ageas Bowl

Moeen Ali is back in the England Test side after a five month absence.

The Worcestershire all-rounder has been named in the team for the fourth Test with India at the Ageas Bowl starting tomorrow.

The 31-year-old made his previous appearance in what was his 50th Test – against New Zealand at Auckland in late March.

Up until that point Moeen had only missed one Test – through injury – since making his debut in June 2014.

He was not included in the side selected for the two game series with Pakistan and the opening three games of the series with India.

But Moeen has been pushing his claims for a recall with a series of impressive performances for Worcestershire.

He picked up eight wickets in the home Specsavers County Championship match with Somerset.

Then last week Moeen scored 219 and collected another eight wickets, including 6-49 in the second innings, in the victory over Yorkshire at Scarborough.

He has to date scored 2495 Test runs and taken 133 wickets – including 6-67 against India in the win at the Ageas Bowl in 2014.