Moeen Ali played a crucail knock of 77 in the first innings, and claimed five wickets © Getty Images
Moeen Ali played a crucail knock of 77 in the first innings, and claimed five wickets © Getty Images

England all-rounder, Moeen Ali is in doubt for the second Ashes Test in Lord’s owing to a side strain. It is expected that Adil Rashid could make it as his replacement if Moeen fails to make it to the playing XI for the second Test. For the time being, the England management are closely monitoring the fitnees of Moeen as they understand the importance of the player in the team, who played a crucial role in the England’s 169-run win over Australia in the first Ashes 2015 Test at Cardiff. He played a crucail knock of 77 in the first innings, and claimed five wickets, reports thetimes.co.uk.

Australia take on England in the second Ashes Test at Lord’s from Thursday, July 16. Australia arrive at the home of cricket after a thrashing in the first Test, in which they uncharacteristically collapsed in the first game, costing them the Test within four days. They will however, be up against a confident and refreshingly aggressive England side. Australia arrived at the first Test on the back of two thumping wins in the tour games, but all their hopes were more or less diminished when England won the toss and elected to bat first on a dry wicket which proved to be a masterstroke.

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