- Leach has stress fracture of lower back
- Moeen retired from Tests two years ago
Jack Leach has been dramatically ruled out of the Ashes with a lower back stress fracture, and England are considering a raft of options including asking Moeen Ali to reverse his Test retirement.
With just 11 days to the opening Test at Edgbaston, Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have been left desperately searching the 18 counties for a spinning replacement. Other candidates include Rehan Ahmed, Will Jacks, Liam Dawson or even recent white-ball specialist Adil Rashid.
Written by Tanya Aldred and Ali Martin
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