Tuesday, June 30th, 2020


Moeen Ali will be participating in England’s three-day intra-squad match at the Ageas Bowl beginning tomorrow (11am start).

The Worcestershire CCC all-rounder is part of ‘Team Stokes’ who will take on ‘Team Buttler’ in a match being streamed live via www.ecb.co.uk

At the conclusion of the match, the national selectors will name a squad for the #raisethebat first Test against the West Indies starting on Wednesday July 8 at the same venue.

Moeen will be looking to stake a claim to feature in his first Test since the opening match of last summer’s Ashes series.

The 33-year-old has made 60 Test appearances since making his debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s four years ago.

The three-day game will be his first match action since mid March when appearing for Multan Sultans in the Pakistan Super League and helping them top their group.

Team Stokes

Dominic Sibley, Keaton Jennings, Zak Crawley, Jonathan Bairstow, Ben Stokes (c), Ben Foakes, Moeen Ali, Lewis Gregory, Craig Overton, Jack Leach, Olly Stone, James Anderson, Saqib Mahmood.

Team Buttler

Rory Burns, James Bracey, Joe Denly, Dan Lawrence, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (c), Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Dominic Bess, Mark Wood, Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Robinson.

#raisethebat Three-match Test Series:

1st Test: England v West Indies, July 8-12, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

2nd Test: England v West Indies, July 16-20, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

3rd Test: England v West Indies, July 24-28, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester