Bayliss: Moeen will get another opportunity

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England coach Trevor Bayliss seems to suggest that Moeen Ali will get another chance to impress in the opening batting position in the final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah, starting on Sunday.

Moeen has only scored 48 runs in four innings across the first two Tests in Asia and his place at the top of the order has been questioned by many.

The left-handed batsman, who has never opened the batting in first-class cricket, is usually a middle-order batsman and the team's first-choice spinner.

Moeen was asked to open the innings as England drafted in Adil Rashid and played two spinners in the first two Test of the series, but Bayliss says Moeen will probably have another go at the top.

Bayliss said: "The opening batting position has not been a success as of yet. Personally, I would probably like to give Mo another opportunity.

"He is a quality player and is in a position that he is a little unfamiliar with, but he is a guy that wants to do it. For me, somebody that wants to go out there and do it, that's a guy you want in your team."

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