Skipper Joe Root wants to see Moeen Ali rediscover his best form for Worcestershire, but the England star will first take a short rest even as the second Ashes Test against visiting Australia at Lord's starts on Wednesday
Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are integral parts of the England ODI side which won their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup trophy, beating a battle-hardened New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over at Lord's on Sunday
England have lost two consecutive fixtures, against Sri Lanka and Australia. Also, earlier on, they faced defeat at the hands of Pakistan. Up next they face India in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, and Moeen Ali feels that his side can romp to a win.
England, who lost to Sri Lanka in their previous ICC Cricket World Cup game, can't afford any more slip-ups in their remaining pool fixtures against Australia, India and New Zealand -- teams they haven't defeated at a World Cup since 1992.
England's Moeen Ali is currently playing in his 100th ODI against Sri Lanka in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. A childhood Liverpool fan, Gerrard passed on his congratulations to Ali prior to the fixture.
Nine players – Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, Adil Rasheed, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince and Mark Wood – are participating in the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time