England all-rounder Moeen Ali has come out of retirement to play the Ashes 2023. This historic tournament between England and Australia started on Friday (June 16). The first match of the series is being played at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham. England benefited from Moeen Ali’s inclusion in the squad on Saturday (June 17). After a long time, this all-rounder got a wicket in Test cricket.
The Ashes 2023 has been the talk of the town for the past few months. Fans finally got to experience this thrill on Friday. This test series is getting a good response from the fans right from the first match. England team seems to be performing well at their home ground. Moeen Ali got his first wicket in Test cricket after almost two years. Australia’s middle-order batsman Travis Head was on the pitch and fell prey to Moeen Ali after scoring 50 runs. On the third ball of the 46th over, Head was caught in the hands of Zach Crowley.
The dangerous Travis Head departs for 5️⃣0️⃣
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 17, 2023
Moeen Ali played his last Test match on 2 September 2021 against India. He had taken two wickets for India at that time. After that, he was away from Test cricket for the last two years. On 16 June 2023, he once again donned the England jersey and took a wicket on 17 June. In the overall match, when Australia lost the wicket of Head, the team’s score was 148 for 4.
If we consider Moeen Ali’s career, he has taken 195 wickets in the 112 Test matches he has played so far. His best performance remains 10 wickets for 112 runs. He has taken five wickets five times in Test cricket. He has taken 99 wickets in 129 matches in ODI format. (Ashes 2023 ENG vs AUS Moeen Ali got a Test wicket after two years)
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