moeen ali has been named in the england squad for the odi series against sri lanka next month.
the worcestershire all-rounder and his team-mates will fly out to colombo immediately after the conclusion of the english domestic season.
moeen is scheduled to play in the county’s final specsavers county championship match against yorkshire at New Road starting on monday, september 24.
the england team will arrive in sri lanka on the following monday (october 1).
after two warm-up games, they will take on sri lanka in five odis from october 10 to 23.
england national cricket selectors have named a 16-strong squad.
liam plunkett will miss the first three odis for his wedding. he will be available for the fourth and fifth odis.
warwickshire seamer olly stone has been called-up to the squad for the first time as plunkett’s replacement.
yorkshire all-rounder david willey was not considered for selection due to a back injury.
eoin morgan (middlesex) captain
moeen ali (worcestershire)
jonny bairstow (yorkshire)
jos buttler (lancashire)
sam curran (surrey)
tom curran (surrey)
liam dawson (hampshire)
alex hales (nottinghamshire)
liam plunkett (yorkshire)
adil rashid (yorkshire)
joe root (yorkshire)
jason roy (surrey)
ben stokes (durham)
olly stone (warwickshire)
chris woakes (warwickshire)
mark wood (durham)
one-day warm-up, slc xi v england, friday october 5, p sara, colombo (9.45am ist)
one-day warm-up, slc xi v england, saturday october 6, p sara, colombo (9.45am ist)
1stt odi (d/n), sri lanka v england, wednesday october 10, rdics, dambulla (2.30pm ist)
2nd odi, sri lanka v england, saturday october 13, rdics, dambulla (9.45am ist)
3rdd odi (d/n), sri lanka v england, wednesday october 17, pkics, kandy (2.30pm ist)
4th odi, sri lanka v england, saturday october 20, pkics, kandy (9.45am ist)
5th odi (d/n), sri lanka v england, tuesday october 23, rpics, colombo (2.30pm ist)