Moeen Ali returns, set to face West Indies

Moeen Ali have come back to join in the team’s training session on Thursday following the birth of his second child. He will be available for England’s next encounter against West Indies on Friday in Southampton.

Moeen Ali returns, set to face West Indies
         Moeen Ali returns to the side after the birth of his second child. Photo: Getty Images

Moeen’s wife Firuza, gave birth to a girl, she is named Haadiya.

England are in very good shape in terms of batting after becoming the first ODI team to score seven successive 300 plus totals when they scored 386 against Bangladesh.

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The hosts won two out of their three matches so far and lost only against Pakistan.

West Indies on the other hand, beat Pakistan to start off their World Cup campaign before losing to Australia and having their game against South Africa washed out.

Moeen Ali’s return is also a great gesture for his close friend in the team Adil Rashid; English coach Trevor Bayliss said, “They’re obviously very close. Mo’s very good for Rash and the other way round. As the two spinners they talk like Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson do in a Test throughout a one-day game – nonstop chatter. It’s obviously not impossible to play just one of them but they are good for one another.”

England coach, as urged to counter attack the Caribbean batsmen with pace battery of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood meaning the final selection would likely to be made up between Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes.

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