England announced their 17-man squad for the remaining two Test matches against India. Surprisingly, Moeen Ali misses out for the remaining two Test matches against India. Many believe that the England team wants to rest him for the ODI and T20 series.
Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood get a call back in the team for the remaining matches. It has shocked some people in the cricketing world after Moeen Ali was dropped from the team even after he picked up eight wickets against India in the second Test match in Chennai. The decision must have come considering the fact that England will play India in a T20 and ODI series and constant pressure of delivering might hamper England’s chances in the T20 series. But still, these are all speculations, no concrete statement has come from the ECB regarding Moeen Ali’s exclusion.
The England squad for the remaining two matches is as follows: Joe Root (c), James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Zack Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
After suffering a defeat of 317 runs in the second Test match, England would love to bounce back in the third Test against India. That Test is going to be a Day & Night Test and perhaps might favor England as they are used to playing this format.