The Ashes 2023

England great sheds light on Moeen Ali’s comeback for Ashes 2023

Moeen Ali has played 64 Test matches for England.
Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali (Source: Twitter)

Australia and England will lock horns against each other at the 2023 Ashes. The five-match Test series will be played in England as the two sides will go up against each other in the battle of the urn. Australia won the last Ashes series on home soil against England. Australia already had a look at English conditions thanks to their WTC final win against India at the Oval.

On another note, Former England cricketer Mike Gatting expressed surprise over Moeen Ali’s test comeback after he replaced Jack Leach in the England side. Leach was ruled out of the Ashes due to a stress fracture on his back. In a stop-start Test career, Moeen has played 64 Test matches for the Three Lions. He has scored 2914 runs with the bat and picked up 195 wickets with the ball.

Australia would look to go after Ali at the Ashes – Gatting

“When I heard it I couldn’t quite understand it, because obviously Moeen doesn’t want to play Test cricket and I don’t understand why he wants to come back for this,” Gatting said at a charity event which was held in Bangkok on Thursday. The former England great appeared very shocked about Moeen’s comeback into red-ball cricket.

“You’ve got a guy called Rehan Ahmed who got five-for in his debut Test against a good Pakistan team and he’s been doing reasonably well in T20,” Gatting said. “I suppose they’ve really gone for the real safe option,” Gatting added. “He hasn’t played much Test cricket and it’s very difficult to get back into Test cricket when you’ve been out of it for so long,” Gatting elaborated on Moeen Ali and also talked about Australia’s potential approach to target Moeen.”Whoever bowls spin for us, they’re going to get after,” he said.

Australia would look to come hard at England and win an Ashes series there. The conditions that Australia will face would be different from what they had at the WTC final. The two nations would look to give the cricket crowds an engaging series at the start of the English summer.

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