Ashes 2019: England's Jofra Archer likely to make Test debut next week; Moeen Ali dropped from squad

England anounced their 12-member team for the second Ashes Test against Australia that begins from next week. Archer is likely to make his Test debut in the game
Ashes 2019: England's Jofra Archer likely to make Test debut next week; Moeen Ali dropped from squadAshes 2019: England's Jofra Archer likely to make Test debut next week; Moeen Ali dropped from squad
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All-rounder Moeen Ali has been left out of England's squad for the second Ashes Test against Australia that begins from next week. Fast bowler Jofra Archer has been included in the 12-member squad, and he is likely to make hs Test debut with James Anderson and Olly Stone both injured. 

The veteran Anderson had injured his calf once again on Day 1 of the first Test against the Aussies, which the visitors won by 251 runs. Stone is out with an injured back.

Moeen, who has been overlooked after a disastrous game at Edgbaston, scored only four runs in two innings in the first game. In his place, Jack Leach, who was surprisingly dropped from the first Ashes Test, is likely to play. Leach had batted well against Ireland in a four-day Test against Ireland last month, and he is likely to play as the sole spinner. He has taken 20 wickets in five Tests thus far.

Ali has scored only one 50 in his last 16 Tests, and he has also struggled to make an impact with the ball in hand. 

England squad: Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Jack Leach, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes.

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