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Ashes 2017-18: England’s Moeen Ali, Steven Finn injured ahead of tour opener

Steven Finn, who replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes in England’s squad for Ashes 2017-18, injured his left knee while batting during Thursday’s session in Perth, while 30-year-old Moeen Ali skipped practice due to a sore left side.

cricket Updated: Nov 02, 2017 13:17 IST
England’s Moeen Ali and Steven Finn have suffered injuries ahead of the Ashes 2017-18.
England’s Moeen Ali and Steven Finn have suffered injuries ahead of the Ashes 2017-18. (Twitter/EnglandCricket )

England have fitness concerns over pace bowler Steven Finn and all-rounder Moeen Ali after the duo sustained injuries during training for the upcoming Ashes series against Australia.

Finn, who replaced all-rounder Ben Stokes in the touring squad, injured his left knee while batting during Thursday’s session in Perth, while 30-year-old Moeen skipped practice due to a sore left side.

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Both players will undergo scans on Friday to discover the extent of their injuries and are expected to miss the two-day warm-up match against Western Australia in Perth this weekend.

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Ali has played 44 Tests for England and his exclusion from any part of the five-Test series could prove costly for the visitors as they aim to retain the Ashes.

The first Test of the series starts in Brisbane on November 23.