Moeen, 34, last played Test cricket in February in the second match of the series against India at Chennai. That was his first Test since the Ashes opener at Edgbaston in 2019. Fellow all-rounders Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes are currently unavailable for England, who were outplayed for large periods as they drew last week’s series opener at Trent Bridge.
Moeen has represented England in limited-overs cricket this summer while being Captain of Birmingham Phoenix in the Hundred, helping them to the top of the Men’s table.
England Squad: Joe Root (Captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler (wk), Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Craig Overton, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley and Mark Wood. (BBC)