Ashes Cricket 2023: Josh Tongue to replace Moeen Ali in Lord’s Test – News Block

Right-arm pacer Tongue is the only inclusion in the hosts’ XI.

Ali had been struggling with a finger problem during his return to testing at Birmingham last week.

The 25-year-old Tongue made his Lord’s debut earlier this month against Ireland.

He also sacked Steve Smith at county cricket earlier this year.

The decision means England have chosen not to spin the legs of teenager Rehan Ahmed.

Joe Root, the world’s highest ranked Test batsman, will also have to provide England’s main spin option.

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Daniel Cherny is a Melbourne sportswriter who focuses on the AFL and cricket. Having started his career at Back Page Lead, Daniel spent eight years on The Age, during which time he covered Australia’s test cricket tours of Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates, as well as the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. for both his AFL and cricket writing, including winning the Clinton Grybas Rising Star Award at the 2019 Australian Football Media Association Awards. He is also a compulsive quoter from The Simpsons.

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