England announce 17-man squad for Pink-Ball Test, Moeen Ali to return home

While explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Johnny Bairstow, speedster Mark Wood and opener Zak Crawley have returned in the squad, left-arm all-rounder Sam Curran has missed out.
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Updated - 16 February 2021 9:32 am

moeen ali to miss third test

The England cricket team have announced their squad for the third Test match against India. The squad announcement comes immediately after the team’s big defeat in Chennai. While explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Johnny Bairstow, speedster Mark Wood and opener Zak Crawley make it back to the squad, left-arm all-rounder Sam Curran has missed out. Notably, Johnny Bairstow and Sam Curran were left out of the first two Test matches because of England’s new rotation-policy for their multi-format players.

Moeen Ali to return home
Keeping in mind the pink ball Test at Ahmedabad under the lights, England’s bowling department has been bolstered by the addition of Mark Wood. Zak Crawley has also returned after recovering from the wrist injury. Notably, Moeen Ali has not been included in the squad. Earlier, captain Joe Root confirmed that Ali will head back home after the second Test

17-man England squad for the third Test match against India:

Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Johnny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.