[caption id="attachment_664604" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-664604" alt="Moeen Ali seen with Joe Root (r) Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/moeen-root.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Moeen Ali seen with Joe Root (r) Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Already trailing 0-1 against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia">Australia</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/England ">England </a>team were in for some bad news heading into second Ashes 2017-18 Test. Skipper Joe Root indicated that <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/moeen-ali">Moeen Ali</a> could be left out of the historic day-night Ashes Test at Adelaide. Moeen suffered a cut on his index finger at Gabba. Root did mention about Moeen playing as a specialist batsmen. <p></p> <p></p>Root speaking about Moeen said: We ll have another look at things after practise and see how he is then and see if there s any more damage to it and then we ll have to make a decision from there. <p></p> <p></p><b>On Moeen role in the side</b> <p></p> <p></p> His batting s been a huge part of our team for a long period of time now so I think he would still play as a batter. He s a top class batter and he s someone who has the potential to go on and become one of the best batters in the world. <p></p> <p></p><b> On playing Mason Crane</b> <p></p> <p></p> I think we ll have to look at the situation with Moeen, see how bad it is, look at the conditions but it s definitely not out of the question. <p></p> <p></p><b>On Alastair Cook's form</b> <p></p> <p></p> Cookie is a world-class act. He s scored over 11,000 test runs, he s been one of our most consistent performers for over 10 years. He s not had the ideal start to the series, but ... I m not going to lose any sleep over him. <p></p> <p></p>I m pretty sure that during this series he s going to make a massive contributions and he s going to perform really well for us. <p></p> <p></p><b>On conditions at Adelaide</b> <p></p> <p></p> (But) I think it s really important that we don t get too excited about that. We just need to make sure we perform like we did in the first three days of the first test match for the whole game. <p></p> <p></p>If we do that and recognise the key moments of the game then we give ourselves the best chance of winning. <p></p> <p></p>England lost the first Test at Gabba by 10 wickets after being ahead on the first three days.