Moeen Ali Returns To England Cricket Team For Ashes 2023
June 7: Moeen Ali comes out of retirement for the Ashes 2023 and joins the England cricket team. England cricket board has added Moeen Ali to the squad for the first two test matches against their arch-rival Australia.
Back in 2021, Moeen Ali retired from test cricket for good, he was replaced when Graeme Swann said goodbye to the cricket. Since then he has never played first-class cricket and it will be his first time with the red ball.
England’s squad had some big blows in recent days including their spinner Leach who was ruled out of the series due to a stress fracture of the lower back.
Moeen Ali Returns & Joins England Team
In Moeen Ali’s comeback, UK’s Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also played an important role as he called Moeen himself to join his squad for one of the biggest rival series in the cricket world.
“We reached out to Mo (Moeen Ali) early this week about returning to Test cricket,” said Rob Key, managing director of England men’s cricket. “Having had a couple of days to reflect, Mo is excited to join the squad and play Test cricket again. His vast experience, along with his all-around ability, will benefit our Ashes campaign."