Ashes 2023: Who Is Rehan Ahmed, Cover For Injured Moeen Ali In England Test Squad Vs Australia

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has named 18-year-old leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed as cover for spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali for the ongoing men’s Ashes Test against Australia. During the first day of Ashes 2023, Moeen Ali was in trouble due to a blister on his finger while roaming at Edgbaston. Rehan Ahmed came into the limelight last year with a five-wicket haul in his Test debut in Karachi. The 18-year-old will join the rest of the squad in London later this week.

Rehan found success playing for Leicestershire in the County Championship this year. So far he has taken just six wickets in ten matches at an average of 67.66. However, he also performed well with his bat, scoring 423 runs at an average of 38.45, including four half-centuries and a best of 90 against Glamorgan.

In the first Test, Moeen Ali took three wickets for 204 runs. His right index finger was showing some problems, due to which he was punished for using a drying agent in the middle of the match, after which he was fined 25 percent of his match fee. England head coach Brendon McCullum was positive about Moeen Ali’s availability for the next Test match. McCullum said after the match, “I’m pretty sure we can get a hold of Moeen’s finger, that will give us an opportunity to pick him in the next game and, if he’s available, he’ll be picked.” have done so.” a great job.”

England men’s Ashes Test squad: Ben Stokes (Durham) captain, Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Moeen Ali (Warwickshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Jack Crawley (Kent), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Matthew Potts (Durham), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Josh Tongue (Worcestershire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood ( Durham).