English versatile player Moeen Ali has decided to fly home and will miss the last two tests against India Cricket news

Moeen Ali decides to leave the bubbles from England and fly home for a short break, she will miss the last two tests against India in Ahmedabad; Ali’s off-line colleague spin Bess Dom Bess appointed to the 17-member team for the third test as Jofra Archer and James Anderson return; Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood return after the break

Last update: 16/02/21 9:08 am


Moeen Ali decides to leave the bioinsurance bubble and return home (pic credit – BCCI)

English versatile player Moeen Ali has decided to fly home and will miss the last two tests against India in Ahmedabad.

The versatile Moeen took eight goalkeepers in the match and scored a speedy second goal 43 with 18 balls in England’s 317-meter defeat to India in the second test in Chennai – his first test since the ashes opened in 2019.

However, the 33-year-old – who suffered from a coronavirus attack in Sri Lanka earlier this year – has decided to leave his biosafety bladder and will now head home to spend time with his family.

England captain Joe Root said: “Moeen has chosen to go home. He obviously feels he wants to be with his family and we have to respect that.

“It was a tough tour for him. He got to the point where he felt he had to get out of the balloon. I’m sure it wasn’t an easy decision. We have to respect her.

“If the players think they need to get out of the balloon, that’s an option and I think it’s really important that we stick to that.”

England team for 17 members for the third test: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Dominic Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes Mark Wood.

Jonny Bairstow returned to the England squad after resting on the first two tests

Jonny Bairstow returned to the England squad after resting on the first two tests

Moeen’s offline colleague Dom Bess – who failed the second test – is returning to the team of 17 people for the third day-night test in Ahmedabad, which begins on Wednesday, February 24th.

Also back were sailors Jofra Archer, who missed the second test with an elbow injury, and James Anderson, rested after starring in England’s 227 race victory in the first test.

Batsman Zak Crawley, who missed the first two tests of a broken wrist, is in the English party, as are batsman Jonny Bairstow and paceman Mark Wood, who rested in the first two games of the series.

Crawley and Bairstow are options to reinforce the rolling composition rolled for 134 and 164 on a surface adapted to rotation in Chennai.

Root added at Crawley, “Zak is constantly improving. He’s been hitting pretty hard this week and he seems to be getting better and better. Those are great signs for him and us who are moving forward.”

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