Moeen Ali © Getty Images
Moeen Ali © Getty Images

England XI will play a two-day warm up game against Cricket Australia XI in Perth this weekend. England’s off-spinner, Moeen Ali will lead the England XI side which would be played at Richardson Park in Perth.

Moeen Ali missed on the warm-up matches before Ashes dues to side strain. England believe that Ali will gain his rhythm and confidence in the two day warm –up game. Coach Trevor Bayliss, and the captain, Joe Root, suggested he will retain his place for the Perth Test.

Ali is the only player from the Adelaide Test to play in the England XI side which also includes the bench players (Gary Ballance, Ben Foakes, Mason Crane, Jake Ball and Tom Curran). Six players of the England Lions squad (Ben Duckett, Keaton Jennings, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone and Mark Wood) will also play the warm-up match. Ben Foakes will be the wicket-keeper for England XI.

England squad: Moeen Ali (c), Jake Ball, Gary Ballance, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Ben Duckett, Ben Foakes (wk), Keaton Jennings, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Liam Livingstone, Mark Wood.