Moeen Ali ruled out of first ODI against Pakistan

England batsman Moeen Ali has been ruled out of the first limited over match of the series against Pakistan with a rib injury.

Moeen Ali ruled out of first ODI against Pakistan


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Ali has been running with good form throughout the Indian Premier League this season.

Joe Denly might receive the chance to applicate him in place of Moeen Ali before the mega event of World Cup to start on May 30.

England have two wins under their belt over the weekend, beating Ireland in Dublin and Pakistan in the one-off T20 match.

The five-match ODI series between Pakistan and England commences on Wednesday, May 8.

Meanwhile Jofra Archer made an impressive debut in the Sunday’s T20I and likely to grab his chances now in the 50-over competition as well.

“He’s fitted into the group extremely well,” England head coach Trevor Bayliss said of Archer.

“He’s a fairly quiet sort of a guy. He looked very nervous in that first game in Ireland as anyone making their debuts usually are.

“I thought he bowled some good spells, or one or two spells in Ireland without too much luck and I thought he bowled pretty well in the T20 match a couple of days ago.

“It’s all looking good. It’s going to be a very difficult decision for the selectors, whichever way we go,” Bayliss as quoted by the Skysports.

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