Moeen Ali has flown out to South Africa to join up with England’s white ball squad for the forthcoming ODI and T20I Series against the Proteas.
The all-rounder practiced with his Worcestershire CCC team-mates at Malvern College last week before switching his attention to international duty.
Moeen has been selected for the three ODIs and three T20Is as part of his first England squad since the summer Ashes series against Australia in which he played the first Test at Edgbaston.
England have two warm-up games against a Cricket South Africa Invitational X1 on Friday and Saturday at Paarl.
The 32-year-old will be looking to add to his 101 ODI and 25 T20I appearances for his country since making his debut almost exactly six years ago in the West Indies.
This winter Moeen – the County’s Vitality Blast captain – has played two games for Cape Town Blitz in the Mzansi Super League and six for Team Abu Dhabi in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Next month he will play for Multan Sultans as a ‘platinum’ player in the Pakistan Super League in a competition being staged from February 20 to March 22.
February 4 – first ODI – Cape Town
February 7 – second ODI – Durban
February 9 – third ODI – Johannesburg
February 12 – first T20I – East London
February 14 – second T20I – Durban
February 16 – third T20I – Centurion