Moeen Ali to miss England’s tour of SL

2020-02-11 at 09:30

Moeen Ali is expected to turn down the opportunity to come back into England’s Test side for next month’s tour of Sri Lanka while James Anderson could be overlooked as he eyes a return from injury.

Despite being England’s joint leading wicket-taker on their last visit in 2018, Moeen is set to extend his break from the Test format.

Adil Rashid, part of the three-man spin attack alongside Moeen and Jack Leach that was successful in Sri Lanka last time out, also intends to excuse himself as he would prefer to earn back his England Test place at Yorkshire.

Slow left-armer Leach has succeeded Moeen in recent months as England’s number-one spinner and should be available after an illness.

England are scheduled to play two Tests in Galle and Colombo starting on the 19th of March.