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.Updated: Nov 02, 2017 13:17 IST
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.
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.
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.
First Published: Nov 02, 2017 13:17 IST