[caption id="attachment_671276" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/moeen-ali.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-671276" alt="Moeen Ali has scored at less than 20 and picked only 3 wickets in The Ashes 2017-18 Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/moeen-ali.jpg" width="300" height="446" /></a> Moeen Ali has scored at less than 20 and picked only 3 wickets in The Ashes 2017-18 Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Before the start of The Ashes 2017-18, <a href="http://https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/moeen-ali" target="_blank">Moeen Ali</a> was expected to be England's trump card in the absence of Ben Stokes. The all-rounder has failed to impress. Will England drop him? He is regarded highly by the England management and certainly features as a candidate in the leadership group. Before the Perth Test, he led England XI in the warm-up game. <p></p> <p></p>Moeen has been far from impressive. He has scored 116 runs in three Tests at 19.33. As England's leading off-spinner, he has bagged just 3 wickets at 105.33. In contrast, his Australian counterpart Nathan Lyon has picked 14 wickets at just over 26. <p></p> <p></p>Michael Vaughan has called for Moeen's exclusion in the next Test and has called for leg-spinner Mason Crane's selection. <p></p> <p></p>[link-to-post url="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/the-ashes-defeat-should-hurt-ben-stokes-most-opines-michael-vaughan-671263"][/link-to-post] <p></p> <p></p> I don t see how Moeen Ali plays in Melbourne. You re not going to put him in your top six, he s not bowling with any kind of motion. Mason Crane is in the squad. If Moeen is going to be the batsman that bowls a little bit, he s got to bat a bit better than we ve seen so for me, Moeen can t play in Melbourne, Vaughan told <i>BT sports</i>. <p></p> <p></p>Having conceded the urn at Perth, England will play Australia in the fourth Test starting Boxing Day (December 26) at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).