Left-armer’s 11th-hour injury means England are scrambling for an alternative, and there are some intriguing candidates
Moeen is a vastly experienced veteran of 64 Tests – of all English spinners only Derek Underwood and Graeme Swann have taken more than his 195 wickets – and an excellent batter, but he retired from Test cricket in September 2021 and has not played a first-class game since, explaining that towards the end of his Test career he “found it a struggle to get in the zone” to deal with the format’s unique challenges.
Written by Simon Burnton
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