Independent UK – Moeen Ali admits he has gone “over the top” in his preparation for the expected barrage of bouncers from Australia’s fast bowlers in front of a baying Brisbane crowd next week, so it was probably apt he warmed up for that by feeding a 5ft crocodile name Bully.

Summary

  • Moeen Ali admits he has gone “over the top” in his preparation for the expected barrage of bouncers from Australia’s fast bowlers in front of a baying Brisbane crowd next week, so it was probably apt he warmed up for that by feeding a 5ft crocodile name Bully.
  • Starc, who will spearhead Australia’s attack in this upcoming Ashes series, today said he will use “aggression” to try and “blast out” England.
  • Moeen is right to be full of confidence with both bat and ball after an English summer that saw him take 30 Test wickets at 21.30 and score 644 runs in all formats at an average of 51.78.
  • As for filling the void left by Stokes, who is still awaiting the outcome of a police investigation into his involvement in a late-night incident in Bristol in September, Moeen is happy to take on the pressure of being England’s premier all-rounder.
  • Moeen had a reasonable first series against Australia at home in 2015, taking 12 wickets and providing valuable runs down the order to help England win 3-2.


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