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Moeen Ali is poised to lead England’s first visit to Pakistan after a 17-year absence with Jos Buttler, the full‑time captain, struggling to be fit for the start of the trip next month.
Buttler was ruled out of the remainder of the Hundred last week because of a calf injury and has since revealed he is targeting the “back end” of the seven-match Twenty20 international series in Pakistan with a view to being ready for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October.
Written by Ali Martin
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