Moeen Ali injury provides audition for Joe Denly’s leg spin against Pakistan

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• England coach Trevor Bayliss rests Moeen as a precaution
• Bayliss says Jofra Archer is ‘very skilful … he’s fitted in well’

Three weeks from the start of a World Cup England have spent four years planning for, there are still a couple of questions left to address. Trevor Bayliss says he is hoping it will all be settled over the course of five one-day games against Pakistan.

The first is a day-night game at the Oval on Wednesday and by the time it is over it looks like England will be that much closer to one of the answers. We will likely learn something about whether or not Joe Denly is a good enough bowler to fill in as the second spinner.

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Written by Andy Bull
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/07/moeen-ali-injury-joe-denly-bowl-england-pakistan-trevor-bayliss-cricket under the title “Moeen Ali injury provides audition for Joe Denly’s leg spin against Pakistan”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.