Moeen Ali aims for a comeback in the second test against West Indies

Moeen Ali has been the best choice to fill the spot for an opener as well as a spinner in the English teams these days. He has been part of all the three formats that are being played at an international level.

Moeen has performed for the English side in all the three formats as well both with the bat and ball and often he is seen as to be a valuable fielder as well. Moeen named himself as an established factor in the test series against Indian.

Moeen is out if cricket due to a side strain injury that hit him during the world cup match against the Bangladesh. Moeen is now aiming the second test which would be played in Grenada against the West Indies for his comeback.

The English management is quite keen about his fitness and comeback as England would definitely need him in the test series where the wickets would be assisting the spinners. The venues for the first two tests will offer more help to the spinners as compared to seamers.

The management is quite sure that Moeen would be available in the second test match and by that time he would have recovered from his injury and undergone the fitness tests that are prerequisite for any English player to show his fitness.

In the absence of Moeen the English selectors have names James Tredwell and Adil Rashid in the squad. Tredwell has shown performance in the last season of the county championship and bowls orthodox off spins.

Adil Rashid has shown some remarkable form for Yorkshire and bowls leg spinners. He would be making his debut for the English team. Both are included as specialists to help the English team on the spinning tracks in West Indies.

The place in the side for these two now hangs in the balance as Moeen has made an early recovery to his injury. Moeen has started practicing in his nets for his county Worcestershire as well. He was seen batting in the nets however he didn’t bowl.

He will be taking part in a two day warm up match against Northampton shire on the 7 and 8 April. After it he will be playing the opening match of the fresh county season against Yorkshire on 12 April. There he will be seen displaying his skills with the bat and ball.

If Moeen performs and shows his fitness in these two games then hopefully he will be flying to West Indies to be a part of the team in the second test that would start on April 21.

Moeen hopes that in the game against Yorkshire he will prove his form and fitness to the selectors and then from there he would fly immediately to the West Indies.

Moeen had a good world cup as well. He was the most economical bowler among the regular English bowling unit. He also made the second highest score in the team of 128. Both Moeen and the English management are confident for his return to the national side.

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