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Moeen Ali, Steven Finn to miss both of England’s Ashes 2017-18 warm-up matches

Moeen Ali picked up a strain on his left side whilst Steven Finn has hurt his left knee, meaning both will miss England’s tour games ahead of the Ashes 2017-18

cricket Updated: Nov 03, 2017 18:54 IST

Moeen Ali and Steven Finn will miss both the Ashes 2017-18 tour games.
Moeen Ali and Steven Finn will miss both the Ashes 2017-18 tour games. (Twitter: @EnglandCricket)

Moeen Ali and Steven Finn have been ruled out of the first two matches on their Australia tour due to injury.

Moeen Ali strained his left side and will miss the two-day game against Western Australia XI which starts at the WACA on Saturday and the four-day fixture with Cricket Australia XI in Adelaide.

England’s premier spinner, who is also capable of making an impact with the bat, is expected to return to full training ahead of the final warm-up in Townsville on November 15.

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A left knee issue has placed Steven Finn out of contention, though the England and Wales Cricket Board stated his condition will be monitored by the medical department over the next seven days.

Middlesex seamer Finn was a late addition to the squad with doubts surrounding Ben Stokes’ availability for the series.

The first Ashes Test gets underway at the Gabba on November 23.

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 18:53 IST