Moeen Ali considering Test comeback for Ashes 2023

Former England all-rounder Moeen Ali is reportedly considering a proposal from the England cricket team to make a comeback in the longest format of the game for the upcoming Ashes series, which will begin at the Edgbaston on June 16.

Ali, 35, who retired from Test cricket in September 2021, has featured in 67 Tests, amassing 2914 runs beside scalping 195 wickets at an average of 36.66.

As per a BBC report, the England team seeks Ali’s services as a replacement for the injured spinner Jack Leach and the 35-year-old was called by captain Ben Stokes in this regard.

Leach, 31, had developed low back symptoms during England’s Test victory over Ireland on Saturday and a scan later revealed a stress fracture, which will keep him out of action during the upcoming Ashes Test series.

If Moeen choose to accept England’s invitation, he would have to reunite with the squad before the first Test at Edgbaston, scheduled to begin on the June 16.

The report also added that the retired cricketer has been given some time to take a call.

Afyer retiring from Test cricket, Moeen has continued to make notable contributions in the limited-overs format for his national side and was also a part of England’s victorious campaign at the 2022 T20 World Cup.

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