[caption id="attachment_657215" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-657215" alt="Steven Finn and Moeen Ali Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/GettyImages-869204692.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Steven Finn and Moeen Ali Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/moeen-ali" target="_blank">Moeen Ali</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/steven-finn" target="_blank">Steven Finn</a> will miss the first two tour matches of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/england" target="_blank">England</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/the-ashes-2017-18" target="_blank">Ashes</a> campaign due to injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Friday. All-rounder Ali is nursing a side strain, while fast bowler Finn injured his left knee while batting in training on Thursday. The pair will miss England's opening match against a Western Australia XI at the WACA in Perth, starting on Saturday, and the four-day match against a Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide starting on November 8. <p></p> <p></p>"Finn will be monitored by the England medical department over the next seven days and a further decision on his fitness will be made at that time," the ECB said in a statement."Ali has aggravated his left side. He is expected to return to full training by mid-November ahead of the tour match in Townsville, starting on Wednesday November 15." <p></p> <p></p>England begin their attempt to retain the Ashes in the first Test in Brisbane on November 23.