After a disappointing start to the Ashes opener, the England team is suffering another blow. The Lions’ preparation suffered for the 2nd test after Moeen Ali sustained a cut to his index finger.
The English all-rounder was injured in the first Test in Brisbane and he has not bowled since arriving in Adelaide. His injury, though, can now path ways for the 20-year-old legspinner, Mason Crane.
The youngster could be making his Ashes debut in the historic day-night second Test starting on December 2 as concerns grow on the fitness of England’s key and in-form all-rounder, Moeen Ali.
Speaking about the injury, England’s Joe Root said:
“We’ll have to look at the situation with Moeen and see how bad it is, look at the conditions, but it’s definitely not out of the questions. With Moeen’s finger, I think the decision was to give it an extra day of trying to rest it and make sure it’s as ready as it can be.”
“We’ll have another look at things after practice and see how he is then and see if there’s any more damage to it and we’ll have to make a decision from there. It would be wrong to look too closely into it without knowing the full details. At the end of practice, we’ll have a clear indication of whether he’ll be fit to bowl throughout the next game,” he further added.