New Delhi. After losing the second test match against India at Lord’s, the England cricket team has taken a very surprising decision. The England team has released its all-rounder Moeen Ali from the team before the third Test match (India vs England, 3rd Test) starting on August 25. Actually Moeen Ali has been allowed to play in the finals of The Hundred. Moeen Ali is the captain of Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred and his team made it to the finals first. The final match of The Hundred will be held on August 21. Whom Birmingham’s team will face in the final will be decided after the Eliminator match on Friday. The Eliminator match will be played between Southern Braves and Trent Rockets on Friday.
Let us tell you that apart from Moeen Ali, Craig Overton has also been released from the England Test team. Overton is part of the Southern Brave team, which is to play the Eliminator match on Friday. At the same time, Finn Allen and Colin de Grandhomme of this team have gone to join the New Zealand team, so now both these players will not be able to take part in the Eliminator. The Hundred will end on August 21 and the third match of the India-England Test series is to be held in Leeds from August 25. After the crushing defeat against India at Lord’s, England released two of their players, this is quite a shocking decision.
England made big changes for the third test
On Wednesday, England announced their team for the Leeds Test. England dismissed three players. Openers Dom Sibley, Jack Crawley and Jack Leach have been dropped from the team. At the same time, number 1 T20 batsman David Malan has got a place again in the Test team. Right-arm fast bowler Saqib Mahmood has also joined the squad. At the same time, fast bowler Mark Wood has got a place in the third Test team despite the injury. England head coach Chris Silverwood said, ‘David Malan deserves a return to the Test format. He has a lot of experience in all formats and I am sure he can do well at his home ground if given a chance. David Malan has scored 724 runs in 15 Test matches at an average of just 27.8. He has been able to score only one century in Tests.
England squad for Leeds Test Joe Root, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Karen, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, David Malan, Craig Overton, Olly Pope, Olly Robinson, Mark Wood.