Moeen a doubt for second Ashes Test

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England are waiting with bated breath to see if all-rounder Moeen Ali will be fit for the second Ashes Test at Lord's, after he picked up a side strain and missed a chunk of training.

Moeen is England's premier spinner, and if he can't play then uncapped Adil Rashid will need to be chucked in at the deep end and make his debut at the Home of Cricket on Thursday.

It will be a hefty blow for the side as Moeen was one of their star performers in the first Test, with bat and ball, and helped the side to victory.

However England captain Alastair Cook says Moeen just missed training as a precaution and is confident the Worcestershire player will play at Lord's.

Cook said: "He felt his side a tiny bit in the last game but obviously with his previous history, the medical team are wrapping people up in cotton wool but he should be fine.

"Unless he gets a reaction overnight – he didn't feel it today – then I expect him to be in our team tomorrow."

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